Southwest Airlines restarts nonstop service to key Midwest destination
INDIANAPOLIS, IN, 2023-Apr-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines will resume its nonstop flight out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Kansas City. The flight was previously suspended due to the pandemic in 2020.
The twice daily nonstop flights will depart Indy today at approximately 6:50 a.m. and 3:50 p.m. Southwest will operate two flights daily during weekdays, and one flight on Sundays. The Kansas City flight is in part the result of a local corporate push to make daily nonstop air travel available for Indy-based business operations.
“This is yet another promising step in recovery for the airline industry after the pandemic,” said Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority. “The Kansas City flight schedule is specific to support business travel – which has slowly continued to increase, and in the first quarter of 2023 we’re seeing about 47 percent of travel being done for business, which approaches pre-pandemic levels of 55 percent.”
Later this summer on June 10, Southwest will resume seasonal San Diego service with once weekly flights on Saturdays. Both Kansas City and San Diego were served by Southwest prior to the pandemic. San Diego is currently the top unserved nonstop destination out of Indianapolis.
In addition to Kansas City and San Diego resumptions, Southwest currently serves 16 nonstop destinations from Indy to Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Cancun, Dallas, Denver, Panama City, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Houston, Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Sarasota-Bradenton and Tampa.
To book a nonstop flight on Southwest Airlines, click here.
About the Indianapolis Airport Authority
The Indianapolis Airport Authority owns and operates Indiana’s largest airport system in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. In addition to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND), its facilities include the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport-Gordon Graham Field, Indianapolis Regional Airport and Metropolitan Airport. IND generates a $7.5 billion total annual economic impact to the state of Indiana – without relying on state or local taxes to fund operations. More than 11,000 people work at the airport each day, and nearly 54,000 jobs statewide have a connection to the airport. In 2022, IND served more than 8 million business and leisure travelers. IND is consistently ranked, year after year, as the best airport in North America and the nation, based on ease of use, passenger amenities, customer service, local retail offerings and public art. The airport is home of the world’s second largest FedEx operation and the nation’s eighth-largest cargo facility. For more information, visit IND.com
Source: Indianapolis Airport Authority