The Indianapolis Airport Authority board has asked developers interested in building the project to submit responses by the end of June. Plans a decade ago to build a $50 million Westin at the airport were scuttled by the Great Recession.
The Indianapolis Airport Authority reviewed some big proposals for the 125-acre site from industrial developers and others, but instead waited for a true economic development deal that could help transform the city’s west side.
The impending arrival of the full-service Embassy Suites with convention and banquet facilities may have attracted yet another hotelier to the critical mass of operators just west of Indianapolis International Airport.
Allegiant, which opened a $40 million aircraft base at Indianapolis International Airport in February, experienced more than 100 serious mechanical incidents from January 2017 to October 2017, the TV news show reported.
The new Global Entry kiosks re intended to save low-risk, pre-approved international travelers valuable time. The airport’s inaugural, nonstop trans-Atlantic flight to Paris begins in May.
The project was one of several investments FedEx announced Friday. The company said the projects are all related to recent federal tax reform.
Indianapolis International Airport officials on Friday said 8.77 million passengers used the airport last year, topping a record set in 2005. Also, the airport announced a new deal with Coca-Cola that’s expected to boost revenue.
The Sarasota service, which will operate year-round, begins April 11. The Charleston service, which begins April 6, will run seasonally from Easter to October or November.
In Indiana, Alex Azar was an influential member of a public airport board, tasked with oversight of human resources matters, when he defended the conduct of the airport CEO who was under fire for spending public money on travel, golf fees, steak dinners and Super Bowl tickets.
Local officials say the land, part of Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport, could house up to 1 million square feet of new commercial development under a plan approved on Friday.
Airport officials say the first electric bus is in operation and that it will have five more by early next year.
The new Southwest flight will be the first nonstop service from Indianapolis to Oakland.
The Indianapolis International Airport is moving Frontier from one concourse to the other to help balance overall airline growth at the facility. It’s the first time since the terminal’s opening in 2008 that an airline tenant will be moved.
The airline says the route, established in 2014, doesn’t have enough “sustained traffic” to keep it flying.
The Paris flights, announced Wednesday, may lessen the urgency local officials feel to attract a direct flight from Indianapolis to London. Delta Air Lines stands to land $5.5 million in incentives if it can keep the flights filled.
The airport hadn't previously explored the option because of its proximity to larger airports in Indianapolis and Chicago.
Southwest Airlines plans to add weekly nonstop flights from Indianapolis to Austin, Texas, starting in April, the carrier announced Monday.