Southwest Airlines has announced another nonstop flight from Indianapolis to a major market. The new service between Indianapolis International Airport and La Guardia Airport in New York will take off in November. May 15, 2015

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Both business and leisure travelers have a new nonstop flight option to the Big Apple out of Indianapolis International Airport (IND).

The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is pleased to announce today that Southwest Airlines is adding nonstop service between La Guardia (LGA) airport in New York and IND. The twice-daily flights will begin November 1, 2015.

This announcement is the latest in a series of expanded offerings from Southwest, now IND's leading airline for departures and seat capacity. Nonstop service to Dallas debuted in April; new service to Boston and Los Angeles begins next month. Since 2014, IND has added 19 airline/destinations, the most in more than a decade. Currently, passengers can travel to 39 nonstop destinations from the Indianapolis International Airport.

“Whenever we get a chance to offer our community more places to travel out of IND, it's a

win for everyone,” said IAA executive director Mario Rodriguez. “Passengers, especially business travelers, were asking for more options to New York City, so we’re happy to work

with our airline partners to respond to their needs and continue to provide convenient transportation to key business markets.”

“These new flights to New York are timed perfectly to make it as easy as possible for a day trip,” said Katherine Findlay, Southwest Airlines Vice President of Internal Audit. “This is a top market for the community and we’re thrilled to add New York to our service that now includes nonstop service to destinations including Washington D.C. (Reagan National), Dallas Love Field and, starting in June, service to Boston and Los Angeles.”

About the Indianapolis Airport Authority

The Indianapolis Airport Authority owns and operates Indiana’s largest airport system. In addition to the Indianapolis International Airport, its facilities include the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport, Indianapolis Regional Airport and Metropolitan Airport. IND has received numerous prestigious awards recognizing it as a leader within its class, including best airport in North America in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in Airports Council International’s annual Airport Service Quality awards. IND is the

first airport in the U.S. to win LEED certification for an entire terminal campus. LEED is a

green-building award for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. IND has won additional recognition for excellent customer service, concessions programs, and art and

architecture.

IND generates an annual economic impact in Central Indiana of more than $4.5 billion without relying on state or local taxes to fund its operations. About 10,000 people work at the airport each day. IND serves more than 7 million business and leisure travelers each year and averages 140 daily flights, seasonally and year-round, to 39 nonstop destinations.

Home of the world's second-largest FedEx Express operation and the nation's eighth-largest cargo facility, IND is committed to becoming the airport system of choice for both passenger and cargo service. For more information, visit IND’s Facebook page at Indianapolis International Airport and Twitter page at @INDairport.

Source: Indianapolis International Airport

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