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Mount Comfort Airport takes on new moniker

April 2, 2011

Just in time for private jet-setters flying in for the 2012 Super Bowl, the Indianapolis Airport Authority has officially renamed its 1,805-acre Mount Comfort Airport as Indianapolis Regional Airport.

Just don’t confuse it with Indianapolis International Airport. The authority insists its newly named Indianapolis Regional is supposed to alleviate confusion among out-of-town visitors, the authority said.

“Having the facility clearly identified with the city of Indianapolis and central Indiana will be of benefit as the area continues to grow and attract new business enterprises,” authority CEO John Clark said of the Hancock County airport, which is the metro area’s largest reliever airport.

The name change approved by the Federal Aviation Administration was sought by the authority and IndyJet, the fixed-base operator at the airport. Fortunately, pilots aren’t likely to be confused because Indianapolis Regional will retain Mount Comfort’s original “MQJ” designation.

“The name change directly links transient corporate and general aviation communities to greater Indianapolis,” said Bob Palmer, managing partner of IndyJet.

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