Non-stop Paris flight set to begin this week from airport in region

Updated May 20, 2018
Ile de France is a north-central region thats home to Paris and Versailles, an easily navigable area with famous sights such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and 18th-century Palace of Versailles. (Dreamstime)

Delta’s Indianapolis-to-Paris flight begins Thursday.

Delta, with joint venture partner Air France KLM, last year announced that it will bring nonstop trans-Atlantic service from Indianapolis to its European hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle starting May 24, 2018.

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“Indiana and the Indianapolis metropolitan area have long been an important part of our route network and we are honored that Delta will be the first U.S. carrier to take Indiana nonstop to Europe,” Bob Cortelyou, Delta’s senior vice president-network planning, said in the announcement last September.

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Delta offers service from Indianapolis to 13 destinations and 37 peak-day departures, the airline said. With the new service to Paris, customers from across the Hoosier State and the region will have one-stop connections at Paris-Charles de Gaulle to more than 100 destinations in Europe, Africa, Middle East and India.

Delta’s on-board experience between Indianapolis and Paris will be on Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, equipped with 25 fully lie-flat seats in Delta One, 29 seats Delta Comfort+ and 171 seats in the Main Cabin.

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Every seat has access to wi-fi, free personal in-flight seat-back entertainment screens as well as power ports. Complimentary meals and beverages will also be provided in all cabins of service.

Delta’s Indianapolis-Paris service will be scheduled to operate as follows:

DL500 Indianapolis (IND) at 6:20 p.m. Paris (CDG) at 8:45 a.m. (next day)

DL501 Paris (CDG) at 1:15 p.m. Indianapolis (IND) at 4:35 p.m.