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American Airlines to Offer Nonstop Flight from Indy to Cancun in December

New route helping to revive international travel out of Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 1, 2020) – American Airlines will offer its first seasonal, nonstop international flight out of Indianapolis to Cancun beginning Dec. 19. To date, the new route will be one of the first international flights out of Indy in months, with flight departures on Saturdays.

The nonstop flight will give Hoosiers an opportunity to seek sun and sea for winter vacation getaways in beautiful Mexico from December 19, 2020 through April 3, 2021.

“Our airline partners watch the trends and know the market demand, so this new American Airline’s route is an encouraging first step in reviving international travel, and it’s the first time American has offered a flight from Indy to Cancun,” said Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez.

With the pandemic hitting air travel hard, airlines are making route adjustments based on current market demand. Indy has seen some rebound in airlift with new flights taking off or set to launch later this year, including a new flight to St. Louis on Southwest, Memphis on Delta in October, Ft. Lauderdale on Spirit in November, and Ft. Myers on United in December.

“We look forward to offering our customers in Indianapolis the opportunity to fly non-stop to Cancun during the cold winter months,” said Brian Znotins, American’s Vice President of Network Planning. “We know how important new flying options are, and we look forward to welcoming Indy residents to Cancun on American.”

Tickets for the inaugural American Airlines’ flight to Cancun are on sale now.

Through the American Clean Commitment, the airline is protecting passengers’ health during the pandemic with multiple layers of protection, including enhanced cleaning of American’s spaces in airports and its airplanes and enforcement of its face coverings policy. Additionally, American has expanded the frequency of cleaning in its airport areas, including gate areas, ticket counters, passenger service counters, baggage service offices and team member rooms. Customers on every flight receive sanitizing wipes or gel, and American has also limited food and beverage delivery on board aircraft to reduce touchpoints between flight attendants and customers.

In the coming months, American will be the first U.S. airline to start deploying SurfaceWise2, a breakthrough EPA-approved antiviral protectant. This antimicrobial surface coating will help protect passengers and crew members against transmission via surfaces particularly on high-touch areas such as seats, armrests, tray tables and overhead bin doors. In addition to this cleaning measure, every mainline aircraft is disinfected at every turn, including hand-cleaning seat buckles, seats, tray table and numerous other surfaces.

For those ready to return to the skies and a warm winter destination, book a flight from Indy to Cancun at