Delta Air Lines has added three one-time, nonstop flights to Indianapolis from the southern United States specifically for the College Football National Playoff Championship.
Indianapolis International Airport officials announced Monday that the airline would offer service from Savannah, Georgia, and Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama. Flights are scheduled to depart for Indianapolis on Jan. 8 and return Jan. 11, the day after the game.
The University of Alabama and the University of Georgia are set to play in the game at Lucas Oil Stadium at 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10. The two teams previously played Dec. 4 in the Southeastern Conference title game, with Alabama topping Georgia 41-24.
“Delta literally has its eye on the ball with this one-time service opportunity for fans wanting to come join the excitement and fun rivalry in Indy that is sure to energize this much-hoped-for rematch of two titan college football teams,” said Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez in written comments.
Airport officials said they expect more than 100,000 visitors to the city for the game and related events.