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.
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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.
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.
Growth in international airline traffic, fuller planes and the addition of 500 flights by Allegiant Air helped led to record passenger traffic at Indianapolis International Airport in 2018.
Airport officials have reached lease agreements covering 19 retailers, the first wave of deals negotiated as part of the airport’s concessions refresh program. The airport authority’s board is set to vote on the contracts Friday.
Fast-growing national low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines plans to begin operations in Indianapolis next year, beginning with nonstop flights to and from three destinations.
Flights from Indianapolis International Airport to Chicago were experiencing delays of almost 2-1/2 hours Monday morning.
The airport will sell 132 acres to the city of Indianapolis in phases over the next several years. In turn, the city will sell the property to Infosys for pennies so it can create a $245 million training campus.