Landing at Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

By: Jonathan Browne Menzies

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Uploaded on August 03, 2012 by Jonathan Browne Menzies Powered by YouTube

The first time I set foot inside the Indianapolis International Airport, I was shocked. The building is so modern, airy, and clean. Not only that, but the airport is managed in a very efficient manner. Even though the airport was busy, lines going through TSA weren't that bad. There were lots of food and shopping options, some national chains and others unique to Indiana. I enjoyed lunch at Shapiro's Deli before my flight departed. All in all, IND is a great airport for a really amazing city! Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. It is owned and operated by the Indianapolis Airport Authority. The airport is the largest in Indiana, occupying approximately 7,700 acres (3,116 ha) of land in Wayne and Decatur Townships of Marion County, all within the city of Indianapolis. It is located near interstate highways I-65, I-69, I-70, and I-74, all of which connect to the city's I-465 beltway. The airport's passenger terminal was the first designed and built in the United States since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. FedEx Express opened their Indianapolis hub in 1988. Three expansions since opening have made IND home to the second largest hub in the world for FedEx behind only the world hub at Memphis International Airport. IND is the eighth largest cargo center in the U.S., the 22nd busiest airport in the world by cargo traffic. More than 2.2 billion pounds (1.0 billion kg) of cargo were managed at IND in 2010. The airport averages 135 daily passenger flights to 34 destinations.[4] The largest carrier at the airport is Delta Air Lines and its regional partners which averages 42 flights a day to 11 destinations and accounts for about 25% of the commercial traffic in and out of IND. When averaging just mainline carriers Southwest Airlines carries the most passengers averaging about 17.5% of the traffic out of the airport.
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