2017 TOP STORIES: Airport announces nonstop flight to Paris

Indianapolis International Airport announced in September that it had landed its first-ever nonstop trans-Atlantic service—a route between Indianapolis and Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport.

The year-round Delta Air Lines flights, to be offered at least three times a week, will begin May 24.

Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez told IBJ in September that the new Paris routes offer opportunity for both passenger and cargo flights. Rodriguez specifically mentioned GE Aviation, which has an aircraft-engine assembly facility in Lafayette. Some of that plant’s products are sent to suburban Paris for final assembly.

Airport officials also said Charles de Gaulle is a hub airport for Delta partner Air France, which makes Paris a good connecting point for Indianapolis travelers bound for other destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.•

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