The air service director of the state's largest airport is hopeful two new international flights will bring further growth because “success breeds success.” Chris Matney hopes passengers will support the new routes as the airport continues to seek more leisure and business destinations, especially on the West Coast. Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) is slated to begin weekly service from Indianapolis to Montego Bay, Jamaica and Nassau, Bahamas in December. July 25, 2013

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Just in time for winter's arrival, Central Indiana passengers will have new, nonstop departure options to reach two tropical island getaway destinations. Beginning December 21, Delta Air Lines will operate weekly nonstop service between the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) and Nassau, Bahamas (NAS).

“Delta Air Lines is the largest provider of non-stop destinations at IND, and we are pleased with their decision to offer our passengers new, convenient choices for popular winter travel destinations,” said Chris Matney, air service director for the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA). “Adding to our international leisure markets diversifies the destination variety and connectivity that IND provides our community.”

Delta's flight schedules are as follows:


Flight Departs Arrives

451 8:30 a.m. 12:25 p.m.


Flight Departs Arrives

730 1:25 p.m. 5:30 p.m.


Flight Departs Arrives

5132 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.


Flight Departs Arrives

5132 1:10 p.m. 4:20 p.m.

About the Indianapolis Airport Authority

The Indianapolis Airport Authority owns and operates Indiana's largest airport system. In addition to 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 and 2012 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 the airport has won recognition for excellent customer service, concessions programs, and art and architecture.

IND's economic impact in Central Indiana is more than $4.5 billion annually, and about 10,000 people work at the airport each day. IND serves more than 7 million business and leisure travelers each year and averages 137 daily flights to 32 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: The Indianapolis Airport Authority

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