fly lansing http://michiganradio.org en American-US Airways merger could affect Michigan air travelers http://michiganradio.org/post/american-us-airways-merger-could-affect-michigan-air-travelers <p>Michigan air travelers could see some changes with the<a href="http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-mo-american-airlines-us-airways-merger-20131209,0,4763424.story#axzz2n0iNQQxW"> merger of American Airlines and US Airways.</a></p><p>The merger creating the world's largest airline became official today. &nbsp;But the new American Airlines has relatively few flights flying into and out of six Michigan airports.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Michael Conway is a spokesman for Detroit Metro Airport. &nbsp;He says the newly merged airline carries only about 6.6% of passengers flying out of Detroit.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 21:13:45 +0000 Steve Carmody 15615 at http://michiganradio.org American-US Airways merger could affect Michigan air travelers Tax deal may lead to expansion at Lansing's Capital Region International Airport http://michiganradio.org/post/tax-deal-may-lead-expansion-lansings-capital-region-international-airport <p>Plans to turn Lansing&rsquo;s airport into an &lsquo;aerotropolis&rsquo; may soar or fall to earth this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Lansing City Council on Monday will discuss a deal to split tax revenues at Capital Region International Airport with a local township.&nbsp;&nbsp; If the tax deal is approved, it could spur business investment at the mid-Michigan airport.&nbsp;</p><p>Robert Selig is the executive director the Capital Region Airport Authority.&nbsp; He says the airport will use the tax deal as part of its application for state tax credits to create an &lsquo;aerotropolis&rsquo;.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re trying to put together a marketing package that we can go nationally with to recruit businesses&hellip;that are in logistics, air cargo, distribution&hellip;and encourage them to locate in mid-Michigan and expand their businesses here,&quot; </em>says Selig.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Selig says the airport only has a few weeks to get its application submitted for those state tax credits. Sun, 16 Oct 2011 05:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 4586 at http://michiganradio.org Tax deal may lead to expansion at Lansing's Capital Region International Airport