Indianapolis gains more Spirit as Routes Americas 2020 approaches
Routes America 2020 is being held in Indianapolis between 04 and 06 February. The past two years have been eventful for Indianapolis International Airport. The launch of Delta’s first international service came in 2018, with Spirit launching at the airport under a year later. Fort Myers and Tampa flights commenced in W19, alongside Allegiant flights to West Palm Beach and Tuscon, and Frontier flights to Cancun. Already announced new routes in S20 include American’s new direct Boston service.
Top airlines: Southwest #1, American top connecting
|Top-five non-stop carriers||Top 5 connecting carriers|
|Southwest||2,248,097 (-3%)||American||1,329,621 (+8%)|
|Delta||1,057,612 (+8%)||Delta||1,293,202 (+6%)|
|American||958,667 (-2%)||United||684,396 (-3%)|
|United||549,562 (-4%)||Southwest||639,893 (-4%)|
|Allegiant||538,716 (+1%)||Air Canada||43,173 (-3%)|
|Source: OAG Traffic Analyser. Year ending Nov 2019 vs previous year.|
On the whole, traffic has been steady in 2019 compared with 2018. Delta has been the largest grower on average, posting increased non-stop and connecting traffic figures. With Atlanta the top connecting hub from Indy, this is to be expected.
Portland, OR leads top-10 unserved markets on an airport-basis
|Source: OAG Traffic Analyser. Year ending Nov 2019 vs previous year. *PDEW = Passengers per day, each way.|
Indy’s route development strategy currently consists of two main areas: bolstering North American connectivity and adding new services to Europe. Maggie Bishop, Air Service Development Analyst, said: “Our air service strategy continues to focus on increased service both domestic and international markets, including:
- West Coast of the U.S.
- Drive markets from Indianapolis such as St. Louis, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Memphis, Cleveland and more
- International markets in Canada, Mexico and Europe”