Spirit will launch nonstop in the New York area

Indianapolis has a new nonstop flight to the greater New York area, this time from a low-cost carrier.

Spirit Airlines will launch a daily flight from Indianapolis to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on June 22 and operate it year-round.

The Indianapolis Airport Authority said it was the airport’s first flight to the New York area offered by an “ultra-low-cost” airline. Currently, only United Airlines offers direct flights to Newark; American Airlines and Delta Air Lines offer nonstop flights to JFK and La Guardia airports.

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Ultra-low-cost carriers, of which Indianapolis has four — Spirit, Frontier, Allegiant and Sun Country — cut costs in part by offering a la carte amenities, and they cater heavily to leisure travel. Legacy carriers — Indianapolis International Airport includes American, Alaska, Delta, United and Southwest — have larger networks, include more amenities, and cater to business and leisure travel.

Low-cost carriers have benefited from the recovery of the airline industry, which has shifted towards leisure destinations. Spirit recently announced the relaunch of a nonstop flight to Myrtle Beachwhich he last offered in 2019.

Indianapolis added 22 non-stop flights in 2021 alone. As Indianapolis resumes service to Myrtle Beach, Raleigh Durham and Toronto in May, the airport’s list of nonstop flight destinations will grow to 46 – just one more than this time in 2019.

Contact IndyStar transportation reporter Kayla Dwyer at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @kayla_dwyer17.

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