Indy-to-Paris Flight Celebrates One Year

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INDIANAPOLIS -

One year after the first nonstop flight from Indianapolis International Airport to Paris, Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez says the flight is "fully meeting our expectations." He says, on average, more than 1,000 passengers per week fly between Indianapolis and Paris.

Delta Air Lines Flight 500 marked IND's first year-round, nonstop transatlantic air service to Europe. The airline increases the route's frequency throughout the spring, summer and fall, with peak daily service throughout the summer months.

In all, the Indy airport says passenger traffic in 2018 increased 7 percent compared to 2017. Rodriguez says international passenger traffic, which increased by 77 percent in that time, was a major contributor to that growth.

Indianapolis will host the Routes Americas 2020 conference, which Rodriguez says brings the opportunity to attract more nonstop flights. The event, set for February 3-5 in downtown Indianapolis, is expected to bring about 800 representatives from airlines, airports and tourism organizations.

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