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Delta Brings New Daily Nonstop Route from Indy to Memphis

Tickets on sale now for October inaugural flight

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 29, 2020) – Elvis, Sun Records, Beale Street and the Blues with a side of barbecue and a cold beverage await Hoosiers starting in the fall — thanks to Delta Air Lines. Beginning October 1, Delta will offer a daily nonstop flight from Indianapolis to Memphis, Tennessee – a route that hasn’t been served since 2015.

Hoosiers can now enjoy all that Memphis has to offer, while saving wear-and-tear on the family car, cutting travel time to a fraction, and eliminating connection hassles.

“We’ve been working for a while on a route to Memphis, and Delta had a close eye on the market trends and made it happen,” said Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez.

Memphis is a popular tourist city, rich with history, and it’s currently the home of FedEx’s largest hub, which gives this route an added benefit to the FedEx employees located in Indianapolis, Rodriguez said.

“Our teams have worked hard in rebuilding consumer confidence in a safe flying experience through the Delta CareStandard, and we’re thrilled to be able to launch new service for Indianapolis,” said Scott Santoro, V.P. – Sales. “The health of our customers and employees continues to be our top priority, and we remain committed to ensuring they feel safe and comfortable from check in to baggage claim.”

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, Ft. Lauderdale on Spirit in November, and Ft. Myers on United in December.

“The reality of COVID has brought a shift in market demand, and we could see more shift in this direction as the pandemic runs its course,” said Rodriguez. “We applaud airlines like Delta who are at the forefront of those shifts and pivoting to meet them.”

Delta’s Indy to Memphis flight is currently available for the traveling period of Oct. 1 – Dec. 18.

Through the Delta CareStandard, customers traveling with Delta can expect a multi-layered approach to providing a safe, clean and more comfortable experience. Some of these measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Sanitizing all aircraft with electrostatic spraying before departure and extensive pre-flight disinfection of high-touch points throughout the aircraft interior.
  • Using state-of-the-art air circulation systems with HEPA filters that extract more than 99.99% of particles, including viruses. Delta changes its HEPA filters twice as often as recommended.
  • Blocking all middle seats and limiting the number of customers per flight through Jan. 6, 2021.
  • Requiring face masks throughout the airport and on board the aircraft.

To book a flight from Indy to Memphis and for more information on what customers can expect while flying Delta, visit