The place do folks go once they fly out of Lansing?
In a phrase: Florida.
Orlando and two different cities within the Sunshine State accounted for 3 of the 4 high locations for passengers leaving Capitol Metropolis Worldwide Airport within the five-year interval from 2017 to 2021.
Florida has at all times been a preferred vacation spot, mentioned Katherine Japinga, a spokesperson for the Lansing airport.
She mentioned folks fly out for holidays to hotter climate, which reveals up in different locations corresponding to Las Vegas, in addition to among the nation’s high trip spots and spring break places. Passengers additionally embody individuals who have second houses or in any other case need to escape Michigan’s winter for a bit or longer.
The airport is handy and simpler to navigate than bigger ones, mentioned James and Roxie Berry, who had been at Capital Area Worldwide Airport to choose up one among their daughters who was flying in from Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
The Berrys dwell in Battle Creek and between them and their three daughters, they spend time at a number of airports — in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit and Chicago — which can be inside simple driving distance.
Having smaller airports in Grand Rapids and Lansing makes the flights, or the pickups, simpler, James Berry mentioned.
Capital Area Worldwide Airport data monitor air journey out of airports inside 60 miles of Lansing. And whereas it is additional than 60 miles, Detroit Metro Airport is simply too near be counted as a vacation spot so a passenger who makes a Detroit layover who results in Orlando is taken into account an Orlando flight from Lansing.
Lansing’s Florida love was an enormous issue behind Avelo Airways opening a brand new common route out of town this fall, to Orlando. A second route, to Fort Myers (the No. 4 vacation spot for Lansing vacationers) was additionally introduced however has been delayed because of hurricane injury.
Direct flights from Lansing to Orlando to start later this yr
Outdoors of Florida, the following high locations for Lansing flights had been Las Vegas (No. 2), Atlanta (No. 5) and Denver (No. 6).
Listed here are the highest locations the place folks find yourself after flying out of Capital Area Worldwide Airport:
1. Orlando Worldwide Airport2. Harry Reid Worldwide Airport – Las Vegas3. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Worldwide Airport4. Southwest Florida Worldwide Airport – Fort Myers5. Hartsfeld-Jackson Atlanta Worldwide Airport6. Denver Worldwide Airport7. Tampa Worldwide Airport8. Los Angeles Worldwide Airport9. LaGuardia Airport – Queens, New York10. Phoenix Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport
Supply: Capital Regional Worldwide Airport figures.
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