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State's Airports Face Deep Cuts


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - "Travelers should expect delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours, delays in these airports will ripple across the country," said Ray Lahood, the transportation secretary.

Lahood laid out a stern warning for travelers if the sequester kicks in. Officials in Washington say the sequester cuts will almost guarantee delays at airports, but the director at Capital Regional in Lansing, Robert Selig, says frankly, he doesn't know what to expect.

"This is kind of a political arm-wrestling from Congress. We just kind of sit back and see what happens," said Selig.

Selig says he doesn't expect any immediate changes at Capital Regional and as for long term effects, he says they won't impact travelers whatsoever.

With spring break season right around the corner, Selig says sequester cuts won't hurt there either.

"We don't anticipate any changes. You know, the flights to Cancuun, Punta Cana, Puerta Viarta are all doing well," said Selig.

Despite Lahood's warning, Selig says they've faced the threat of government cuts before without seeing any consequences.

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