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Southwest Announces Two New Florida Nonstop Flights Out of Indy Airport

Nonstops to Panama City and Miami start this summer

INDIANAPOLIS (May 10, 2021) – More good news is coming out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) as Southwest Airlines announces it will launch two new nonstop flights to the Florida destinations of Panama City (ECP) and Miami (MIA) starting in June. Panama City is a new nonstop destination for Indy travelers, and the first time Southwest has flown to Miami.

Southwest’s announcement comes on the heels of its March news that it will be adding a seasonal nonstop from Indianapolis to Myrtle Beach on June 6, increasing the growing list of airlines that will begin new nonstops out of the city to top leisure destinations early this summer.

The Panama City nonstop flight will depart out of Indy five times a week starting on June 6, and the Miami nonstop flight will depart on Saturdays launching on June 12.

“Good news keeps landing here in Indy, almost weekly in fact!” said Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. “This news means more destinations, more choices, and a previous unserved market now accessible out of Indy and a first for Southwest to Miami.”

Currently Southwest offers nonstop flights from Indy to Atlanta, Austin (Texas), Baltimore, Cancun, Dallas-Love Field, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston-Hobby, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, Ft. Myers, Sarasota/Bradenton and Tampa (Florida).

To book a trip on Southwest’s new nonstop flights to Panama City and Miami, click here.

Have a safe, healthy flight on Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is making the travel experience as clean and safe as possible during the current global health crisis, via the Southwest® Promise highlighting new and round-the-clock efforts to support its customers and employees well-being and comfort. Among the changes are enhanced cleaning efforts at airports and onboard aircraft using electrostatic and anti-microbial spray treatments in the cabin, along with a federal mandate requiring every person to wear a mask at all times throughout each flight.

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

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, for a fee. The testing site is located in the airport terminal Baggage Claim area and is open limited hours. Pre-registration is required. For more information about this optional testing service, visit