Airport lands international aviation conference, chance to make vital connections
The Routes America 2020 conference coming to Indianapolis on Feb. 3-5 of next year could have a huge impact on air travel to and from the city, even though the event itself is only expected to draw about 800 attendees.Read More
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.
The upgrade and expansion of the giant shipper’s 320-acre, 2.5 million-square-foot complex is driven by the need to keep pace with steady growth in e-commerce activity.
The authority said it's the biggest total of grants that it's received, topping $18 million in 2017.
An ongoing effort to attract nonstop flights between Indianapolis and places like Asia, Mexico and Europe is in line for a big boost.
Airport officials awarded a contract to an engineering company that will prepare retail spaces for new tenants as existing operators depart. Forty of the 53 retail concessionaires at the airport will see their leases expire Dec. 31.
Indianapolis International Airport has been on a roll in recent years, seeing strong increases in passenger traffic and direct flights. But now jet-fuel prices are on the way up, threatening to slow the airport’s progress.
OneJet, a struggling regional business airline that got its start in 2015 by offering weekday nonstop flights from Indianapolis to Milwaukee, has suspended operations until at least October after a series of setbacks.
Marion County GOP Chairman Jim Merritt announced that a Republican caucus has been set to replace Jeff Miller, who resigned earlier this month after pleading guilty to felony battery charges.
The airline cites low customer demand for the decision to eliminate nonstop flights to Newark, New Jersey, and Boston.
Fishers-based audio marketing technology company Vibenomics Inc. on Tuesday announced it has signed deals with the Indianapolis Airport Authority and Downtown Indy Inc. to provide custom audio packages.
The Seattle-based airline said demand was not as high as it had expected for the route, which it started less than a year ago.