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American, United Takeoff from Indy to Austin, San Francisco Today

West Coast connectivity from Indianapolis showing early signs of rebound

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 9, 2021) – Hoosiers looking to head westward out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) are in luck today as American Airlines launches its inaugural nonstop flight to Austin, Texas (AUS), and United Airlines restarts its nonstop flight to San Francisco (SFO).

The American nonstop flight will offer Hoosiers more opportunities to travel to Central Texas, with a daily flight starting today and expanding to twice daily on Oct. 2. The United nonstop flight will depart daily to San Francisco.

“Austin, San Francisco, and Indy sit central in top high-tech industry regions, and these flights make it easier for Hoosiers to access these partner cities,” said Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez. “And much like Indy, they also offer great cultural and leisure attractions that Hoosiers enjoy, like art, music, and food.”

Today’s American flight to Austin joins the roster of 21 new nonstop flights announced in 2021 to date, and the United flight to San Francisco is among a list of key routes revived since the pandemic drastically curbed air travel in early 2020.

In addition to today’s inaugural flight to Austin, American launched its new nonstop flight to Boston in June and resumed its nonstop flight to Los Angeles in May.

“We have seen the roster of new nonstop flights flourish this year,” said Marsha Stone, IAA senior director of commercial enterprise. “Our airline partners are focusing in on passenger demand, offering nonstop flights to top leisure destinations, and initiating nonstops to drive markets that have been requested for years. We’re still navigating through the pandemic’s impact on aviation and travel, but the ability of our airline partners to be nimble has been a tremendous benefit to Hoosier travelers.”

American Airlines’ Austin flights can be booked at Flights to San Francisco on United Airlines can be booked at

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