Indy Airport Welcomes New, Resumed Flights with American Airlines
New nonstops and returning flights spur optimism in leisure travel
INDIANAPOLIS (May 6, 2021) – The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) will soon welcome a new nonstop flight, and two revived flights with American Airlines starting this summer. In June, American Airlines will offer a new nonstop flight out of Indianapolis to Orlando (MCO), will resume nonstop service to Los Angeles (LAX) and relaunch a nonstop flight to Boston (BOS) in May and June, respectively.
These announcements are matching a trend across the airline industry, as domestic leisure travel is in demand and spurring the launch of new nonstop flights and restarting others that had been halted due to the impact of the global pandemic.
The American Airlines flight to Orlando will take off on Saturdays weekly, starting on June 5. On June 3, American will launch its nonstop flight out of Indianapolis to Boston, a route originally announced in January 2020 but put on hold as the global pandemic emerged. Additionally, American will resume its previously operated nonstop flight to Los Angeles out of Indy on May 6.
“Each month as we’ve turned the corner into 2021, we’ve announced new nonstop flights,” said Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. “Now we’re also seeing previously announced or operated flights reemerge. That’s a good sign, and we’re optimistic as leisure travel rejuvenates the industry.”
Based on current customer demand projections across its network, American intends to operate a schedule with domestic capacity almost equal to 2019. American’s launch from Indy to Orlando is in response to increased leisure travel demand.
“We are thrilled to offer more nonstop service from Indianapolis just in time for summer,” said Brian Znotins, American Airlines vice president of network planning. “Whether they’re flying to Orlando, Boston, Los Angeles, or any of the existing routes we offer from IND, we look forward to welcoming more Indy travelers to fly with us and further connecting them to our global network.”
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American Airlines going the distance for safe, healthy travel
American Airlines is the first airline to achieve GBAC STAR™ Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, which ensures the airline is operating with the proper procedures to respond to biological threats like COVID-19. Through its Clean Commitment, passengers traveling on American airlines can experience COVID-19 precautions similar to hospital standards, including using HEPA filters on all mainline and most regional aircraft that refresh the cabin air every 2 to 4 minutes, and deep cleaning aircraft with SurfaceWise®2, a breakthrough coating that provides enhanced protection by sustained killing of 99.9% of viruses, including coronaviruses, on surfaces. American also requires face coverings, offers a range of touchless services and has limited its food and beverage service. In addition, American Airlines offers more quarantine-free travel and pre-flight COVID-19 testing options.
Indy airport’s COVID-19 precautions earn it an Airport Health Accreditation
The Indianapolis International Airport is also working diligently to ensure a safe and healthy travel experience for Hoosiers. Late last year the Indy airport was recognized with the Airports Council International’s Global Airport Health Accreditation for its efforts during the pandemic.
Since March 2020, the Indianapolis Airport Authority has implemented an abundance of measures throughout the terminal and airport campus to help protect the traveling public and airport employees, including increased cleanliness measures, social distancing signage and touchless transactions whenever possible. In addition, face masks must be worn at the Indy airport, in accordance with the federal requirement. To learn more about the Indy airport’s response to ensure traveler safety, and for more airport travel tips for the current environment, visit IND.com/COVID19.
COVID-19 testing available at the Indy airport
Local company JFI Medical is offering COVID-19 testing onsite at the Indianapolis International Airport. This optional testing is available to the traveling public and airport employees at a cost. The testing site is located in the airport terminal Baggage Claim area and is open for limited hours. Pre-registration is required. For more information about this optional testing service, visit IND.com/COVID19testing.