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Delta Announces New Nonstop Flight from Indy to Seattle

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 16, 2018) – Now travelers looking to head to Seattle out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) will have a new nonstop flight option beginning in June 2018 — thanks to Delta Air Lines. This new flight opens up an additional connection into Seattle, giving Indy travelers two flights daily out of the Circle City through Alaska Airlines and now Delta.

Launching on June 18, Delta’s Indy to Seattle flight will operate daily, departing Indianapolis at 6:15 p.m. and arriving in Seattle at 7:30 p.m. local time. The returning flight is scheduled to depart Seattle at 10:10 a.m., arriving in Indianapolis at 5:40 p.m.

Until recently, Seattle was one of the Indy airport’s top unserved markets. In May 2017, Alaska Airlines launched its inaugural flight to Seattle.

The new Delta flight further enhances Indy’s connection with the West Coast, which has grown to an historical level over the past two years – connecting Indy’s rapidly expanding tech sector with new economic opportunities. Delta’s service to Seattle also will allow one-stop access to unserved markets in the West Coast, such as Spokane, Washington and San Jose, California. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation reported the state’s technology industry’s growth outpaces the national rate by three times.

“From coast to coast – and here soon internationally – Delta is connecting Hoosier travelers to key markets that support Indiana businesses and economic development,” said Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. “That’s the kind of investment that really leverages and enhances the airport’s value to the Indianapolis community, the state and the thousands of businesses that make up the Indiana economy.”

In May 2018, Delta will launch the inaugural flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris – the first year-round nonstop European service from Indianapolis. With support from IEDC, the direct route will provide critical links connecting Indiana businesses with global markets. One-stop connections in the Paris airport will also allow Hoosier and international businesses to access more than 100 destinations across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India.

Along with the new West Coast destination, Delta also is keeping Hoosiers connected to the East Coast with increased service to the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York this summer. Delta now serves 15 nonstop destinations from Indy, and with the addition of Seattle, the Indy airport now connects to all Delta domestic hubs.

Delta’s investments for their passengers at the Indy airport extend beyond their nonstop flights to key business destinations. The airline’s guests can access the Delta Sky Club, a premium, post-security lounge opened at the airport in 2010. Currently, Delta serves 22 percent of all passenger traffic at the Indy airport, second only to Southwest Airlines and tied with American Airlines.

The Indy airport averages 145 daily flights to 51 nonstop destinations – the most in the airport’s history.

To book a nonstop flight with Delta to Seattle, visit https://www.delta.com/

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