From the moment fans land in Indianapolis, there’s no denying the tournament’s excitement—with prominent March Madness signage placed throughout the terminal, pop-up retail shops with apparel and memorabilia, local artwork and live musicians. It’s genuinely a pre-game to the experience in downtown Indy and throughout the host sites.
United adding three new seasonal nonstop routes from Indianapolis
The flights, which will run from May 27 through Labor Day weekend, will connect Indianapolis with cities in Maine and South Carolina.Read More
Allegiant adding nonstop service to Boston, Los Angeles
Routes to both cities begins at the end of May. The airline also plans to offer service from Indianapolis to Rapid City, South Dakota, in August for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.Read More
Indy airport adding leisure carrier with routes to Orlando, Minneapolis
Recently acquired by a private equity fund, Sun Country Airlines has added dozens of leisure-oriented routes and currently serves more than 50 destinations.Read More
Airport’s retail-refresh timeline shifts with pandemic
Even amid dramatically reduced foot traffic, the facility’s work to refresh its slate of restaurants and shops is progressing—albeit more slowly than initially expected.Read More
Local aviation company Aero Management Group has acquired the leasehold rights to Indianapolis Regional Airport in Greenfield and is planning numerous capital improvements and the addition of charter service.
Passenger traffic at the airport is expected to be 45% lower in 2020 than last year, but airport leaders say they are confident they can keep the organization’s finances stable.
According to FlightAware statistics, on Aug. 23, U.S. airlines operated 15,419 flights, down 45% from a year earlier. On that same day, the United States saw 8,883 business aviation flights—down only 4% from a year earlier.
American Airlines plans to offer seasonal flights to Cancun beginning in December, and Delta Air Lines will begin offering flights to Memphis starting Oct. 1.
The project, similar to one under way on the east side of Indianapolis, will close lanes in both directions over different periods starting May 22.
Mario Rodriguez, executive director of the Indianapolis Airport Authority, said activity has dropped to as low as 5% of typical operations, with the the facility serving only 14 of its 53 destinations.
State officials declined to provide details on specifically how the hotel is being used—including whether it is a treatment site for homeless individuals—to protect patient privacy.
The shop, which will sell handmade items from artisans in the United States and abroad, is taking the space formerly occupied by the gift shop Pumkinfish. Also this week: MAC Cosmetics, Burlington Stores, Aldi.
The suit, filed Tuesday in Marion Superior Court by Evansville-based Old National Bank, claims Paul Kite and his firm owe the bank $15.8 million.
The flights are set to depart Indianapolis twice daily Sunday though Friday and once on Saturdays starting May 7. Tickets will begin going on sale this weekend.
The flights from Indianapolis International Airport to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport begin May 21. They will feature local departure times of 8 a.m. and local arrival times of 6:30 a.m.
The Indianapolis International Airport plans to add 1,500 spaces to its parking garage, but only some of those spots will be designated for visitors who drive their own vehicles to the airport.
With the addition of the new year-round routes, Allegiant will offer service from Indianapolis to 15 cities in the South and Southwest.
The Indianapolis Airport Authority, which owns the property, agreed to sell the land for $6.67 million to a real estate developer that owns several other properties in the area.
The Indianapolis International Airport is using a California firm’s motion-analytics platform in an effort to provide travelers with real-time updates on security checkpoint wait times and to monitor foot traffic in other parts of the airport.
The low-cost carrier is a newcomer to Indianapolis, launching service to Las Vegas and Orlando this week. Spirit plans to begin service to two more destinations this fall.
The airport’s board is set to vote Friday on concessions contracts for the burger chain and 11 other local and national airport newcomers. In all, the contracts cover 19 food and beverage spots.