Indy Airport Sees Big Numbers in First Half of 2019
INDIANAPOLIS -- If you've flown in or out of the Indianapolis International Airport this year, you've been a part of history.
The airport says 4.7 million people came through in the first six months of 2019 -- the highest number for the first half of any year in the airport's history.
In the second quarter alone, 2.5 million passengers flew through the Indy airport.
"The increase in airline seat miles means more airlines are flying to further destinations than in 2018," said Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez. "Part of Indy’s growing value is the fact that you can get there from here – which includes across the Atlantic nonstop right into the business hub of Europe, and out to the West Coast, where we have some of the most expansive connectivity in the history of this airport. That growth means something and it’s showing in passenger behavior."
Rodriguez says the addition of six new cities that Indianapolis added as destinations have helped. Spirit Airlines added stops to Orlando, Las Vegas, and Myrtle Beach. Southwest added a trip from Indy to Oakland. Delta added stops to Seattle and Paris.
Out of all the airline companies that fly through Indy, Delta Airlines had the largest number of passengers, the airport says.
In all of 2018, the Indy airport had 9.4 million total passengers, which set a new record.