This afternoon, Congressman Mike Bishop, who represents Ingham County, and Congressman John Moolenaar, who represents Clinton and Shiawassee counties, confirmed that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has extended direct flight service between Capital Region International Airport (LAN) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) through October of 2023. This route has been serviced by American Airlines for the last two years, following Sun Country Airlines’ withdraw from this route in 2015.
Reacting to this news, Congressman Bishop said:
“After Sun Country announced they were cancelling service between our state and our nation’s capital, I worked diligently with the FAA and the Department of Transportation to ensure this service would continue. We had an outpouring of support from the community, with more than 1,200 people signing a petition to keep this direct flight service. I’m happy to see American’s commitment to our region and I’m very excited that the FAA has guaranteed this service for the next 5 years.”
Congressman Moolenaar said:
"Direct flights to Lansing support jobs and the economy here in mid Michigan, with millions of dollars in economic activity. There was terrific support in the community for extending this service and this new extension from the FAA will give residents more flexibility if they want to visit our nation's capital."