Senator Stabenow Takes Inaugural American Airlines Direct Flight from Lansing to Washington D.C.
The inaugural flight received a water cannon salute as it was taxiing for departureWednesday, July 06, 2016
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow today took part in the inaugural direct flight service on American Airlines flying from Lansing’s Capital Region International Airport (LAN) to Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport (DCA). In March, the U.S. Department of Transportation granted American Airlines an exemption to provide direct service from Lansing to Washington, D.C., after Sun County Airlines suspended their non-stop service last October.
“Having a direct flight from Michigan’s capital to our nation’s capital is a major boost to Mid-Michigan’s economy,” she Senator Stabenow. “Continuing this important nonstop service benefits Michigan State University and the FRIB, local businesses and Port Lansing’s international trade facilities.”
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow was key in securing this flight service in 2011 and ensuring Lansing kept a direct route to Washington, D.C., which provides a major economic boost to Mid-Michigan and the entire state. Continuing this nonstop service benefits Michigan State University and FRIB, local businesses, and Port Lansing’s international trade facilities.
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