Did airport decision split the baby?

July 18, 2008
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As expected, the airport authority has opted to put Weir Cooksâ?? name on a major street leading to the new terminal as well as the terminal itself.

Would the airportâ??s brand equity have been eroded had the board renamed the entire airport, as business interests feared?
  • The airport name and the street signs leading to it need to fulfill there intended purpose of identifying where you are and how to get there.

    One of the stated reasons to build the new midfield terminal was that it was difficult for visitors to navigate the confusing street signs and numerous twists and turns leading to the old airport terminal.

    I am hopeful that the signage will be well thought out leading to the long memorial drive leading to the new Weir Cook Airport Terminal.

    All marketing and highway signs need to reflect the Indianapolis International Airport. Weir Cook will now be in the street address as a lasting honor.
  • So you had an opportunity to rename your airport with an actual person's name with historical relevance and add a bit of distinction and class (however misplaced) to your city, and you instead opted to retain the plain Jane, vanilla, ordinary, anytown name of Fill In City Name Here International Airport?

    Ah, you just have to love the simple hoosier mindset.
  • Sir Hillary: As a member of the Indiana legislature, I am deeply offended that you do not agree with the decision of the Indianapolis Airport Authority Board to exclude Weir Cooks' name.

    Please name any major, international airport that includes a person's name, excluding Chicago O'Hare, New York LaGuardia, New York John F. Kennedy, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Washington Dulles.....

    Indianapolis' direct connection to Toronto is proof enough that we have an international airport.

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