The list of nonstop flights originating from Indianapolis International Airport is growing as American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL) announces plans to start daily nonstop service to Austin, Texas. The route from Indy to Austin will begin in September with one daily flight, but will grow to two daily trips in October.
“This is a triple win for Hoosier travelers,” said Mario Rodriguez, executive director of Indianapolis Airport Authority. “We’re getting another new nonstop, and to the great city of Austin, Texas where food and music culture thrive, and American will leverage Indy headquartered Republic Airways’ operations and E-175 aircraft.”
IAA says the American announcement follows a string of new nonstop flights taking off from the Indy airport.
The airport says there are now 16 new nonstop flights coming to Indianapolis between May and September, compared to only five new flight announcements made overall in 2020.
Last week, American launched its Boston and Orlando flights out of Indy. The Boston flight was originally planned to launch in January 2020 but was delayed as the pandemic emerged. Delta and Southwest Airlines also launched new flights last week.