Delta Air Lines upgrades aircraft at Lansing airport
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2023
LANSING, Mich.— The Capital Region International Airport (LAN) today announced that Delta Air Lines (Delta) has upgraded its regional aircraft operating at LAN from the CRJ-200 to the larger and more efficient CRJ-900, providing passengers with a more comfortable flying experience and improved fuel efficiency.
The CRJ-900 is part of Bombardier’s popular CRJ series. The aircraft has been designed to offer superior passenger comfort with wider seats, extra legroom, and spacious overhead bins. The CRJ-900 is also a dual-cabin aircraft equipped with First Class, Delta Comfort+ and Main Cabin seating, as well as the ability to purchase Wi-Fi service so travelers can stay connected in-flight. In addition, with its advanced aerodynamics and fuel-efficient engines, the CRJ-900 delivers lower emissions and operating costs compared to other regional jets.
“We are excited that Delta continues to be a great partner with the Lansing airport, and this investment displays Delta’s commitment to providing passengers with the improved services,” said Nicole Noll-Williams, president and CEO of the Capital Region Airport Authority (CRAA). “The upgraded aircraft will provide additional seats in the market, allowing for more passengers to fly Lansing and utilize the service provided by Delta.”
The CRJ-900 can accommodate up to 76 passengers, which is a significant increase from the CRJ-200’s capacity of 50 passengers. The new aircraft will operate on Delta’s existing routes from LAN to Detroit Metro Airport (DTW), providing additional capacity to Delta’s third-largest hub offering flights to more than 110 domestic and 30 international destinations.
The upgrade to the CRJ-900 is part of Delta’s ongoing efforts to modernize its fleet and improve passenger experience. The airline also has recently introduced new in-flight entertainment options and Wi-Fi services on its aircraft, as well as enhanced cabin interiors.
The Capital Region Airport Authority owns and operates the Capital Region International Airport (LAN), Mason Jewett Field Airport (TEW) and Port Lansing – a global logistics center and mid-Michigan’s only U.S. Port of Entry. The Capital Region International Airport is an important asset in the mid-Michigan community, driving $1 billion annually in economic impact with 700 people employed at the airport. The airport welcomes more than 352,000 visitors each year to connect throughout the country and the world. In addition to providing corporate and general aviation, the Capital Region International Airport moves 63.5 million pounds of cargo annually and is one of two airports in the state with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Station. Port Lansing, mid-Michigan’s only U.S. Port of Entry and home to Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) #275 covering eight counties, also features a 48,000-square-foot cargo facility and container freight station, and 425 acres of ready-to-develop land. For more information, go to FlyLansing.com and visit the airport’s Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts.