IBJNews

Indianapolis International Airport named best in North America

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

Indianapolis International Airport has been selected by Airports Council International as the best airport in North America for 2012.

The airport said Tuesday that it received the honor as part of the annual Airport Service Quality awards, which recognize the best airports in the world according to the council’s passenger satisfaction survey.

Airports Council International also named Indianapolis International Airport as the best airport in North America for 2010.

More than 275 airports around the world participate in the passenger satisfaction survey. The council created the awards in 2006.
 

ADVERTISEMENT

  • LOVE it...
    Mitch- The entire project was funded by the Airport Authority, not using public Indiana tax payer monies... It is however the largest project dollar-wise in Indianapolis history. The entire project had a budget of about $1.1 billion. Airport revenues pay most of the cost from the airlines, retailers, parking and the like. The federal government contributed some funds for aviation purposes, such as the new control tower. The Indianapolis Airport Authority gets no state or local tax dollars for this project. It is well deserved recognition, and I LOVE flying into Indy. To be the best you must beat the best, and hands down this is the smoothest operation in the country, and the best looking imho.
  • Airport??????
    I travel often. This airport is not even close to the best. Terrible parking access, the cell phone waiting area is unsafe, poorly lit and an afterthought. And the whole thing could have been done with one terminal not two. On terminal is almost completely empty. And almost no direct flights anywhere.
  • A wasted opportunity
    Check out the concourse pics I took during my last visit. Nice as it is, it is also completely unnecessary, a waste of taxpayer money. http://www.regriding.com/2013/03/every-kid-wants-new-toy.html
  • Love the airport - just need a hub now
    Compared to other airports in the country, Indy has been one of my favorites. Easy to drive to, easy access to parking, passing through security is a breeze, and the whole layout is spacious. Of course the major bummer is since Indy isn't a hub for any carrier, you can't find a direct flight to very many cities. We really need to get a major airline to pick up IND to one of its hub locations.
  • Best??
    I would think the best in North America would have more direct flights.
  • Empty
    Sure it's been Voted "Best in America" The place is so huge and practically deserted.A waste of Public money.Makes me wounder what the criteria was to get vetted? No notable Hotels nearby (yet). sits in the middle of nowhere. Parking is a nightmare for pickup on curbside.Don't get run over. Guess the Writer and or committee who bestowed this awesome award walked right thru the place and said "Wow" 30 foot ceilings,Are these farmers going into the "Zepplin Biz?".Thumbs up. Would'nt wannapay the heating Bill.

    Post a comment to this story

    COMMENTS POLICY
    We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
     
    You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
     
    Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
     
    No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
     
    We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.
     

    Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

    Sponsored by
    ADVERTISEMENT

    facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

    Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
    Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
     
    Subscribe to IBJ
    1. Apologies for the wall of text. I promise I had this nicely formatted in paragraphs in Notepad before pasting here.

    2. I believe that is incorrect Sir, the people's tax-dollars are NOT paying for the companies investment. Without the tax-break the company would be paying an ADDITIONAL $11.1 million in taxes ON TOP of their $22.5 Million investment (Building + IT), for a total of $33.6M or a 50% tax rate. Also, the article does not specify what the total taxes were BEFORE the break. Usually such a corporate tax-break is a 'discount' not a 100% wavier of tax obligations. For sake of example lets say the original taxes added up to $30M over 10 years. $12.5M, New Building $10.0M, IT infrastructure $30.0M, Total Taxes (Example Number) == $52.5M ININ's Cost - $1.8M /10 years, Tax Break (Building) - $0.75M /10 years, Tax Break (IT Infrastructure) - $8.6M /2 years, Tax Breaks (against Hiring Commitment: 430 new jobs /2 years) == 11.5M Possible tax breaks. ININ TOTAL COST: $41M Even if you assume a 100% break, change the '30.0M' to '11.5M' and you can see the Company will be paying a minimum of $22.5, out-of-pocket for their capital-investment - NOT the tax-payers. Also note, much of this money is being spent locally in Indiana and it is creating 430 jobs in your city. I admit I'm a little unclear which tax-breaks are allocated to exactly which expenses. Clearly this is all oversimplified but I think we have both made our points! :) Sorry for the long post.

    3. Clearly, there is a lack of a basic understanding of economics. It is not up to the company to decide what to pay its workers. If companies were able to decide how much to pay their workers then why wouldn't they pay everyone minimum wage? Why choose to pay $10 or $14 when they could pay $7? The answer is that companies DO NOT decide how much to pay workers. It is the market that dictates what a worker is worth and how much they should get paid. If Lowe's chooses to pay a call center worker $7 an hour it will not be able to hire anyone for the job, because all those people will work for someone else paying the market rate of $10-$14 an hour. This forces Lowes to pay its workers that much. Not because it wants to pay them that much out of the goodness of their heart, but because it has to pay them that much in order to stay competitive and attract good workers.

    4. GOOD DAY to you I am Mr Howell Henry, a Reputable, Legitimate & an accredited money Lender. I loan money out to individuals in need of financial assistance. Do you have a bad credit or are you in need of money to pay bills? i want to use this medium to inform you that i render reliable beneficiary assistance as I'll be glad to offer you a loan at 2% interest rate to reliable individuals. Services Rendered include: *Refinance *Home Improvement *Inventor Loans *Auto Loans *Debt Consolidation *Horse Loans *Line of Credit *Second Mortgage *Business Loans *Personal Loans *International Loans. Please write back if interested. Upon Response, you'll be mailed a Loan application form to fill. (No social security and no credit check, 100% Guaranteed!) I Look forward permitting me to be of service to you. You can contact me via e-mail howellhenryloanfirm@gmail.com Yours Sincerely MR Howell Henry(MD)

    5. It is sad to see these races not have a full attendance. The Indy Car races are so much more exciting than Nascar. It seems to me the commenters here are still a little upset with Tony George from a move he made 20 years ago. It was his decision to make, not yours. He lost his position over it. But I believe the problem in all pro sports is the escalating price of admission. In todays economy, people have to pay much more for food and gas. The average fan cannot attend many events anymore. It's gotten priced out of most peoples budgets.

    ADVERTISEMENT