The history of the Lansing Airport dates back to the 1920’s when such notables as Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, and Wiley Post used the airport in efforts to promote aviation in the United States. Today, Lansing Municipal Airport continues to host the Historic Ford Hangar for generations to come and it is also the home of the striking military-aviation themed Lansing Veterans Memorial.
With the acquisition of the Chicago-Hammond Airport in 1976, the Village of Lansing implemented a series of critical expansions and improvements aimed at better serving the Chicago Metro area’s Reliever Airports market. The current Airport Lay Out Plan includes additional improvements expected over the next 20 years.
Ground access in all directions is just minutes away with easy connections to an extensive surface transportation network including interstate highways, freight and passenger rail. With so many links from Lansing Municipal Airport to downtown Chicago and its suburbs as well as Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan—IGQ is one of the most accessible Reliever Airports in the metro area.
The Village of Lansing and the other 59 south and southwest suburban communities in “Chicago Southland” form a thriving area of business and industry at the southern base of Lake Michigan and the area offers some of the best accommodations, restaurants and entertainment options in the Chicago metropolitan region.
For additional information regarding local amenities and attractions, please call the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau, toll-free: 888-895-8233.
For information regarding local business and industry, please contact the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce at (708) 957-6950.