Comair to end Lansing-Cincinnati link

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As Delta Air Lines and subsidiary Comair trim staff and capacity, Lansing, Michigan is the latest market to lose service.

Thrice daily flights by Comair between Capital Region International airport and Cincinnati will cease at the end of August, an airport spokeswoman says. No other carrier flies nonstop between Lansing and Cincinnati, according to Innovata.

Comair will lay off 520 employees a month later as it removes 14 50-seat Bombardier CRJs from its fleet.

Cuts will be focused on pilots and flight attendants at the regional’s hubs: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International and John F. Kennedy International airports.

Last month Delta revealed plans to cut domestic capacity by 13% in the second half of this year, a 3% increase to previously announced capacity reduction plans.

The SkyTeam alliance member is also removing 15 to 20 mainline and 60 to 70 regional jet aircraft from its operation by the end of the year.