The Indianapolis International Airport will unveil details today about new international service. The Airport Authority says tour operator Vacation Express will operate seasonal, nonstop flights to Cancun.
March 10, 2015
Indianapolis, Ind. — The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is excited to announce a new international nonstop flight to Cancun by way of Vacation Express, set to launch this Sunday, March 15. The seasonal flight will operate every week until August 2, departing from IND on Sundays and returning on Saturdays.
WHO: Vacation Express, one of the country's largest tour operators with more than 25 years of experience, is bringing a new airline to the Indianapolis market. They offer all-inclusive vacation packages with exclusive, nonstop flights from 18 cities as well as most U.S. cities on scheduled airlines to destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica. For IND flights to Cancun, Vacation Express is partnering with Volaris Airlines out of Mexico.
WHAT: Mario Rodriguez, IAA executive director, and Michele Olson, Vacation Express director of marketing, will discuss the new international flight from IND to Cancun.
Since 2014, this new flight increases the total new airlines and destinations scheduled at IND to 18 – the largest net increase in new air service since 2005.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 1 – 2 PM
WHERE: Indianapolis International Airport
7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46241
Vacation Express's new flight from IND to Cancun will launch Sunday, March 15 at 8:40 a.m. Please join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of this new international nonstop flight. Media should arrive at IND no later than 7:15 a.m. to be escorted back to the gate.
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, and it 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 135 daily flights to 37 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 Airport Authority