Alaska Airlines to offer nonstop flights from Indianapolis to Pacific Northwest
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Alaska Airlines will come to Indianapolis International Airport, making nonstop flights from Indy to Seattle a reality.
The Indianapolis Airport Authority made the announcement Wednesday. The airport spent two years bringing Alaska Airlines into Indy’s fold, according to Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority.
4 Fast Facts
- Indianapolis International Airport offering nonstop flights to Seattle
- Alaska Airlines will begin operations at the airport
- Flights will give visitors access to Seattle and Pacific Northwest
- First flight scheduled for May 2017
Rodriguez said the organization worked closely with several partners to bring the airline to Indianapolis, including the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the City of Indianapolis, Visit Indy, the Indy Chamber and representatives from the local tech industry.
Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith called Seattle a “prime destination” for tech executives and noted that the state’s rapid growth in the tech sector meant nonstop flights to and from the tech-heavy Pacific Northwest made plenty of sense.
In addition, the flights give visitors from Indiana easy access to Seattle and its many attractions like the Space Needle and Museum of Flight. The flights will also make Indianapolis an attractive meeting place for conventions, according to officials from Visit Indy.
The new, nonstop service is the first year-round flight to Seattle in the airport’s history. Tickets go on sale Wednesday and can be purchased through Alaska Airlines’ website. The inaugural flight is scheduled to take off on May 17, 2017.