Delta Launches Inaugural Nonstop Flight from Indy to Seattle
Indy airport increases access to West Coast tech sector, key conference destinations
INDIANAPOLIS (June 18, 2018) – Delta Air Lines Flight 1215 will take off out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) later today, marking the airline’s inaugural year-round, nonstop flight to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The flight is scheduled to depart at 6:15 p.m., and will arrive in Seattle at 7:30 p.m. local time. This flight also signifies another milestone for the Indy airport, as it will now connect to all Delta hubs throughout the United States.
The new Delta flight becomes the second nonstop flight from Indy to Seattle, following Alaska Airlines' inaugural nonstop flight that launched May 2017.
Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez said the new Delta flight expands the airport’s growing West Coast connection, which has hit a historical level over the past two years with flights to Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.
“This is a significant achievement given many of those flights are connecting right into the heart of the nation’s burgeoning tech sector, and that compliments Indiana’s technology industry growth – which is tripling the national rate,” said Rodriguez.
Nonstop flights into cities like Seattle, San Diego and Las Vegas also create a direct path to key conference destinations and expo industries.
“This new direct flight connects Western Washington, one of the game and tech industry’s most important hubs with Indianapolis, a home of world-class hospitality and a growing gaming hub in its own right,” said Jake Theis, director of marketing for Gen Con, North America’s largest and longest-running gaming convention. “Gen Con attendees arrive from all 50 states and 64 countries, and unlocking new direct flights helps reduce travel times and gets folks playing games even quicker!”
Gen Con is the largest tabletop-game convention in North America, by both attendance and number of events. In 2017, Gen Con celebrated its 50th convention with more than 61,000 attendees spanning Indianapolis venues with the Convention Center, Banker’s Life Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis has hosted Gen Con for the past 15 years growing into a $73 million event for Central Indiana.
Delta now serves 15 nonstop destinations from Indy, including Indiana’s first nonstop transatlantic flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, which launched on May 24. Delta’s transatlantic flight allows Hoosiers travelers and businesses to connect directly into nearly 100 destinations across Europe, the Middle East and India via a one-stop connection in Paris.
To book a nonstop flight with Delta to Seattle, visit https://www.delta.com/