A new Capital Brewport restaurant has opened near the TSA gate next to Gate 7 in Capital Region International Airport in Lansing, US.

The new location is part of a series of planned upgrades at the airport aimed at offering enhanced experience to passengers and visitors.

The restaurant features menu focused on shareable dishes and a rotating craft beer menu with Lansing-made beer.

Spread across a 2,300ft² of space, the location can accommodate 90 guests and features contemporary décor.

Inspired by Lansing Brewing Company (LBC), the new restaurant concept features beers from the LBC and other local breweries.

Capital Region International Airport CEO Wayne Sieloff said: “We are dedicated to a first-class flying experience. At the Capital Brewport, our passengers will have the opportunity to relax in a modern, fresh atmosphere while enjoying a bite and a brew.

“This is the first major project of several to come, and we’re thrilled to officially launch a new era of flying in Lansing.”

Capital Region Authority board chairman John Shaski said: “We’re immensely proud to offer an improved experience to our diverse and growing min-Michigan community. Traveling through Lansing’s hometown airport should reflect our community’s many special charms, and today’s launch of Capital Brewport is the first step on a new and exciting journey for our region.”

US-based architectural firm C2AE offered the architectural designs for the new restaurant while Trumble Group executed the construction and development of the new space.

Gillespie Group founder and president Pat Gillespie along with his team offered collaborative consultation during the renovation process. EMA Enterprises is the restaurateur.

The airport has also received an air service development grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation Aeronautics to kick-start the $800,000 project.

In addition, the airport will establish various projects including a new coffee shop featuring locally roasted coffee, as well as updated amenities such as business pods, and a nursing room for mothers travelling with infants.