Southwest Airlines launches new non-stop flight to Oakland, US

6 November 2017 (Last Updated November 6th, 2017 11:06)

The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has announced a new Southwest Airlines’ non-stop flight to Oakland, California, US.

The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has announced a new Southwest Airlines’ non-stop flight to Oakland, California, US.

Offering a new, year-round destination out of Indy to the West Coast, the flight increases the airport’s non-stop destinations to 49 and brings the number of nonstop destinations out of Indy to 21.

IND executive director Mario Rodriguez said: “But that’s not our final nonstop destination number.

“From our view, there is more to come, and Southwest has been a key contributor to getting us to this point today.”

The new Oakland flight will start a year-round service, beginning 15 July 2018.

“From our view, there is more to come, and Southwest has been a key contributor to getting us to this point today.”

Rodriguez further added: “They’ve made considerable investment in Indianapolis over the past four years, increasing fights leaving out of Indy by almost 70% since 2014.”

Southwest’s Indy operation, which sells nearly 40,000 seats a week, makes up 34% of the airport’s passenger traffic annually.

The increased number of flights for June-August 2018 are scheduled to three other destinations, including San Diego, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, Florida.

Initial seasonal non-stop service to San Diego took off in June this year.

Southwest plans to launch a seasonal non-stop service from Indy to Cancun on 10 March and seasonal non-stop service to Austin, Texas, on 8 April next year.