Six Inaugural Nonstop Flights Launch This Week from Indy
May 27 and 28 mark ‘promising start’ to summer travel at IND
INDIANAPOLIS (May 24, 2021) – New nonstop flights to six different cities via Allegiant Air, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines will takeoff out of Indianapolis International Airport (IND) this week, bringing first-ever routes to Hoosier travelers, as well as additional options to currently served cities.
“This is a welcome and promising start to the season,” said Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. “We appear to be on the upswing going into summer, and we look forward to seeing travelers take advantage of these new nonstop flights, some that have never been available out of Indy before.”
This week will mark the first time Hoosiers have been able to fly nonstop from the Indy airport to Hilton Head Island and Portland, Maine – both with United Airlines. United will also launch its new nonstop flight to Charleston, giving travelers an additional option to fly nonstop to the city, operating on their CRJ-550, a comfortable 50-seat regional aircraft.
Allegiant Air will launch nonstop flights to Boston and Los Angeles this week – a first for the airline from its Indy airport base. Sun Country, a new airline to operate at IND, will also launch its inaugural flight to Minneapolis this week.
The lineup of new nonstop flights will begin with departures on May 27 with the Charleston flight leaving at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Portland, Maine flight at 2:45 p.m. Nonstop flights to Boston, Hilton Head Island, Minneapolis and Los Angeles takeoff on May 28 at 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 1:10 p.m., and 9:36 p.m., respectively.
“This is an exciting week for IND and Hoosiers,” said Marsha Stone, IAA senior director of commercial enterprise. “We applaud our airline partners who are among some of the hardest-hit industries. Six new nonstop flights launching in one week, with some first-ever destinations that have been previously unserved from Indy. That’s a nice rebound and we look forward to seeing what our airline partners do next!”
Preparing for summer travel
As Hoosiers head out in anticipated higher numbers for their summer getaways this year, travelers are reminded to check with their airlines about COVID-19 restrictions and precautions and flight status. IAA recommends passengers check ahead on area road construction with the Indiana Department of Transportation or the City of Indianapolis as it may impact their commute to the airport. In addition, passengers should arrive two hours early to the terminal to ensure plenty of time to check in and get through security screening. Face masks must be worn at the Indy airport, in accordance with the federal Department of Homeland Security requirement.
Passengers are also encouraged to check with their destination city or lodging for any COVID-19 updates or restrictions, including any requirements on testing or vaccination. Optional COVID-19 testing is available onsite at the Indy airport, by appointment.
For general information about flight status, security screening wait times, parking availability, and the Indy airport’s health and safety commitment, visit IND.com