Airport & Business Events
For the latest news and developments about the Indianapolis Airport Authority, Indianapolis International Airport, and our general aviation airports, please review our news releases, reports, and statistics using the tool below.
Journalists and news-gathering media representatives who seek background information and sources or those who wish to request an interview with an airport staff member, should contact:
Engage with us on these sites below (each icon is a link):
Description:IND to provide convenient race-day shuttles between the airport and Indianapolis 500 this SundayINDIANAPOLIS— The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is reaching out to race fans who don’t want the hassle of driving and trying to find a parking space at Sunday’s Indianapolis 500. Fans will have a faster and convenient option at IND. Whether arriving on a flight or taking advantage of a special parking rate at the airport garage, race fans will be able to catch a continuous shuttle service between 8 a.m. and noon on Sunday. Return trips will run for two hours after the race ends; shuttles will also be available for early returns. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Southwest Airlines® announces new nonstop service out of IND to New York CityTwice-daily flights to La Guardia will give business travelers new, convenient optionsINDIANAPOLIS— Both business and leisure travelers have a new nonstop flight option to the Big Apple out of Indianapolis International Airport (IND). The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is pleased to announce today that Southwest Airlines® is adding nonstop service between La Guardia (LGA) airport in New York and IND. The twice-daily flights will begin November 1, 2015.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Indianapolis Airport Authority hires business development executive New IAA hire will help attract new flights to IND for the community INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is pleased to announce that it has selected Mark Busalacchi as its’ new director of business development. Mark has more than twenty years of aviation industry experience on both the airline and airport side, including stints at JetBlue Airways, Midwest Express Airlines and most recently at Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers. As director of business development, Busalacchi will be responsible for air service development and will work strategically with the community to build a strong business case to attract more key flight destinations to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND).FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Tee up and serve others at the same time! Join the Indianapolis Airport Authority on Tuesday, June 16 at Deer Creek Golf Club for a team building golf outing benefiting two children’s charities. Enjoy 18-holes of golf (including cart), box lunch, dinner, and a chance to win various prizes. You can also take part in an awards presentation, silent auction, and dinner directly after golf in the clubhouse banquet hall.This is a popular event, so register as soon as you can! Registration is required and it’s on a first-come, first-served basis. Return the registration form before June 3, with checks payable to the Deer Creek Golf Club.The 2015 charity golf outing will benefit Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. Proceeds will go directly toward our sponsor child Henry and his wish to go to Disney World. Proceeds will also benefit Anna’s Celebration of Life. Anna’s Celebration of Life ensures that kids with special needs are afforded the joy of celebrating their “specialness.”
Description:Indianapolis Airport Authority strengthens its communications and marketing teamIAA hires marketing executive and Indianapolis television news veteran INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is pleased to announce that it has selected a marketing executive and former veteran of television news to join its’ communications and marketing team. Jeff Dutton is serving as manager of communications and customer excellence for the IAA and will help handle media relations, market the Indianapolis International Airport’s services and projects, and grow the IAA’s commitment to world-class customer service. For the last three and a half years, Dutton served as the vice president of marketing and creative services for the Bohlsen Group, a public relations agency in Indianapolis. Prior to that, he spent more than two decades as the award-winning creative services director for WTHR-TV, the top-rated NBC affiliate in Indianapolis. Jeff was part of a marketing team that helped turn around the station’s ratings woes and propel it into first place as Indiana’s News Leader. He has also won several national broadcasting awards and regional Emmys.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:There’s music in the air on “First Fridays” as IND hosts a new community showcase for Central Indiana talent Indianapolis International Airport (IND) wants travelers to experience Indiana through monthly music performances INDIANAPOLIS - You’ll hear more than jet engines humming at the Indianapolis International Airport on “First Fridays” monthly. Singers are humming, musicians performing and DJ’s playing in IND’s Civic Plaza! The Indianapolis Airport Authority is bringing the sounds of Central Indiana to travelers and other visitors heading in and out of the airport. On the first Friday of every month, visitors will hear a variety of singers and musicians from all across our state, or a disc jockey playing a music blend, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This Friday, May 1st, the featured performers are Devitt and Davis, acoustic artists from Bloomington, who will play a blend of folk rock, blues, country and jazz from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:OneJet announces new nonstop flights from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to PittsburghThe latest addition to IND’s growing list of direct flights to begin May 11th INDIANAPOLIS – (Apr 24) – Good news for business and leisure travelers looking for more convenient flight options from Indy: OneJet today announced it will expand its nonstop flights from Indianapolis International Airport (IND) with the addition of service to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The new flights are scheduled to begin May 11th and follow OneJet’s April 6th commencement of service between Indianapolis and Milwaukee.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:OneJet to announce another new nonstop flight out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND)Corporate jet will now offer two new direct destinations out of IND giving the community new regional choices INDIANAPOLIS – (April 23, 2015) – OneJet, the air travel network developing nonstop service options across the eastern United States, will hold a press conference on Friday, April 24th, to announce expanded service from Indianapolis International Airport (IND). Representatives of OneJet and the Indianapolis Airport Authority will make brief remarks and be available for one-on-one interviews. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:IND recruits developers for 545 acres of land in an effort to help boost local economyLand available for development includes prime properties surrounding the old terminal and along Washington StreetINDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has released its Request for Proposals (RFP) for master developers interested in 545 acres of land that IND plans to return to the local market. This RFP solicits qualifications and information from individuals and firms that wish to be considered as developers for the land available. RFPs are due back for review by Aug. 10, 2015. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:April 14, 2015Facebook Comment PolicyIndianapolis Airport Official Facebook PageThe purpose of the Indianapolis Airport Facebook page is to share information about what is happening at the Indianapolis Airport. Comments are allowed on this page. Specific guidelines are in place to promote a more productive dialogue and the appropriate use of this page.Comments posted on the Indianapolis Airport Facebook page will be removed if they:• Are unrelated to the subject matter of the original post;• Are vulgar or offensive;• Contain personal attacks of any kind;• Contain offensive comments that target or disparage any ethnic, racial, or religious group;• Are spam or include links to other sites; or• Pose a public safety issue (e.g. if posted comments include personal information or refer to open police investigations, etc.)While comments are subject to immediate removal for the above reasons, the poster may receive a response via Facebook direct message when a more thorough response is warranted. Please note that the comments expressed on this site may not reflect the opinions and official position of the Indianapolis Airport, its appointees, or employees.
Description:A new spring break and summer destination out of IND on a new nonstop Allegiant FlightAllegiant launches new Florida destination today for the Central Indiana communityINDIANAPOLIS – Ready for a quick trip to a sunny destination? Central Indiana travelers can head to South Florida on a new flight from Allegiant starting today. The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is pleased to announce that Allegiant Air has added new, nonstop service from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL). The inaugural flight heads out of IND today at 7:21 p.m. The flights will operate twice weekly between IND and the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Southwest Airlines® inaugural non-stop flight to Dallas takes off Wednesday MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OP:Gate celebration takes place Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 -2:00 p.m.*Media must arrive by 12:45 p.m. to be escorted to the gate*INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is pleased to announce more nonstop flight options for travelers out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). On Wednesday, April 8th, Southwest Airlines® begins daily service between IND and Dallas Love Field (DAL). The inaugural flight will take off from Indianapolis at 2:05 p.m. local time. Southwest Airlines plans a special gate celebration prior to the first flight.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:New statue at IND will commemorate a Hoosier aviation hero WHAT: The unveiling of a seven-foot tall bronze statue in the likeness of Col. Harvey Weir Cook. He was a pioneer of commercial and military aviation in Indiana who helped found the city’s first principal airport, the Indianapolis Municipal Airport, in 1931. It is today’s Indianapolis International Airport (IND). The statue will be placed on prominent display at the center entrance to the Ticketing Hall of the Weir Cook Memorial Terminal.WHO: Members of the Col. H. Weir Cook familyIndiana artist Bill WolfeSincerus Foundry general manager Steve GieseMilitary/Veterans Coalition of IndianaWeir Cook Memorial Project TeamRolls-Royce executives (lead sponsor of the donation-funded statue)Indianapolis Airport Authority officialsWHERE: Inside the center entrance from the upper (departure) level to the Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Terminal Building’s Ticketing Hall.WHEN: Thursday, April 2, at 10 a.m.
Description:IAA seeks partner for major stormwater and wastewater project at INDRequest for Qualifications released today are due back for review on May, 11 2015In an effort to both continue its record of sustainability and to allow it to efficiently accommodate future expansion and improvements, the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is, pursuant to the issuance of a Request for Qualification (RFQ), seeking qualifications from potential partners to address long-term stormwater and wastewater capacity issues at the airport.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Indianapolis Airport Authority supports rapidly diminishing honey bees and helps boost food securityIAA is opening a honey bee apiary, increasing sustainable growth initiatives at INDOur nation’s honey bees are dying and these pollinators are crucial to keeping fruits, nuts and vegetables in our diets. Experts say the bees add $15 billion a year to the U.S. economy, helping provide food security. The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is supporting honey bee preservation by opening the Indianapolis Airport Community Apiary, a “bee yard” for bee hives. It’s a new partnership with the White Lick Beekeepers Association.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Indianapolis Airport Authority lands two more deals as it releases land and helps spark economic growthIAA’s land use initiative will benefit the community; RFP for developers to be released March 31, 2015INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) has garnered two more land deals as part of its initiative to place more than 1,200 acres back into the market. New development on airport land will add to the property tax rolls and help create jobs in our community. The latest land sold consists of two parcels in Hendricks County with a combined purchase price of more than $430,000. The two sections of land are located in the southwest corner of I-70 and State Road 267 and in the southwest corner of Washington St. and Ronald Reagan Parkway.SEE ATTACHED FOR MORE INFORMATION
Description:IND wins another national award for the best shoppingand dining experiences among airports its’ sizeIndianapolis International Airport serves the community with the “Best Overall Concession Program” for the fourth timeINDIANAPOLIS – When you eat or shop at restaurants and retailers at the Indianapolis International Airport, you’re sampling and experiencing some of the very best! Airport Revenue News (ARN) has again included the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) among the elite ranks of airports operating world-class concessions programs. For 2014, IND earned a first-place ranking in ARN’s prestigious annual awards program as “Airport with the Best Overall Concession Program” among airports of comparable size. The ARN awards celebrate the achievements of exceptional airports that are driving innovation within concessions. SEE ATTACHED FOR MORE INFORMATION
Description:IND celebrates new international nonstop flight with ribbon cutting ceremonyVideo footage from today’s event: https://file.ac/ZBqUCo23k3E/INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) celebrated its new international nonstop flight from IND this morning with an inaugural flight to Cancun by way of Vacation Express. Vacation Express will operate weekly flights to Cancun through August 2, departing from IND on Sundays and returning on Saturdays.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:The Indianapolis International Airport showcases community talent in the latest artist displayNewest temporary art exhibits feature a traveler in space, a journey by air and a trip to the past in “science” INDIANAPOLIS – Take a trip through the world of art when you travel through the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). IND is proud to continue our year-round community showcase of Central Indiana artists. Three Hoosier artists are featured in a new set of exhibitions that opened on March 9. You can view the exhibitions in the airport terminal’s Ticket Hall and Concourse B display cases. They will run through June 14 and the displays highlight the personal and artistic interests of each artist.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:IND help travelers soar into spring with new international nonstop flight to CancunMEDIA AVAILIBILITY:Mario Rodriguez, IAA executive director, and Michele Olson, Vacation Express director of marketing, are available Wednesday afternoon to discuss new international flight at INDINDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is excited to announce a new international nonstop flight to Cancun by way of Vacation Express, set to launch this Sunday, March 15. The seasonal flight will operate every week until August 2, departing from IND on Sundays and returning on Saturdays.WHO: Vacation Express, one of the country’s largest tour operators with more than 25 years of experience, is bringing a new airline to the Indianapolis market. They offer all-inclusive vacation packages with exclusive, nonstop flights from 18 cities as well as most U.S. cities on scheduled airlines to destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica. For IND flights to Cancun, Vacation Express is partnering with Volaris Airlines out of Mexico.WHAT: Mario Rodriguez, IAA executive director, and Michele Olson, Vacation Express director of marketing, will be available Wednesday, March 11 from 1-2PM for interviews regarding the new international flight from IND to Cancun. Since 2014, this new flight increases the total new airlines and destinations scheduled at IND to 18 – the largest net increase in new air service since 2005.WHEN: Wednesday, March 11 | 1 – 2 PMWHERE: Indianapolis International Airport7800 Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial DriveIndianapolis, IN 46241SEE ATTACHED FOR MORE INFORMATION
Description:INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is pleased to announce that Allegiant Air has added new, nonstop service from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) starting June 4, 2015. Allegiant’s launch of service from IND this month has been the largest in the company’s history.With this announcement, Allegiant will now serve 7 markets for passengers in Central Indiana. Allegiant’s business model is focused on connecting travelers to world-class leisure destinations. Other destinations Allegiant serves at IND include New Orleans, St. Petersburg, Orlando/Sanford and Southwest Florida. Allegiant will launch service to Las Vegas this Friday, February 27, 2015, and will also begin nonstop service to Ft. Lauderdale in the spring.Allegiant usually operates mainline jet service, which typically has 150 seats or more on each plane. For the new flight to Las Vegas, Allegiant will operate with a larger Boeing 757 which has 215 seats.Allegiant’s rapid expansion in the Indianapolis market has provided unique and desirable additions to IND’s route map, further enhancing its level of air service that outperforms many airports of its caliber. Introducing new air service at IND is always a positive for passengers in Central Indiana as it increases competition and adds new flight options. It’s also a great way to serve our community, giving all travelers out of IND new options for affordable vacations.
Description:Hoosier hospitality at the heart of the Indianapolis International Airport being named best airport for the fourth yearIND has received this top honor from ACI four out of the past five yearsINDIANAPOLIS – People who travel through the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) year-round have helped the community’s airport win recognition as the best airport in North America for the fourth year and IND is honored by their vote of support. Airports Council International (ACI) announced that IND has won top airport again, in 2014, as part of its prestigious annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards for performance excellence. ACI also recognized IND as the best airport in North America in 2013, 2012 and 2010.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Southwest Airlines® announces new nonstop service to Dallas from IndianapolisWith additional IND-DAL flight, Southwest will now serve 15 of IND’s top 20 passenger marketsINDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is pleased to announce today that Southwest Airlines® is extending its flight schedule to add new, nonstop service to Dallas. Starting in April, Southwest will launch new daily service between Indianapolis International Airport (IND) and Dallas Love Field (DAL). FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Appreciative mother wins Allegiant’s Valentine’s Day weekend sweepstakes for inaugural flight to St. PetersburgMEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OP:Winner of sweepstakes will be available for photos and interviews from 2 – 2:30 p.m. Flight will depart IND at 3:58 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, with sweepstakes winner on board.INDIANAPOLIS – Allegiant will start nonstop service to St. Petersburg, Fla., from IND this Thursday, Feb. 12, and on board will be the very grateful winner of its Valentine’s Day weekend sweepstakes, Erin Wagler, a mother of two from Wauseon, Ohio.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Allegiant launches IND service with inaugural flight to New OrleansUpcoming destinations include St. Petersburg, Orlando/Sanford, Southwest Florida and Las VegasWIN 2 ROUNDTRIP TICKETS TO ST. PETERSBURG To celebrate start of nonstop service to St. Petersburg, Fla., Allegiant announces a ticket giveaway — one lucky couple will win roundtrip tickets for a relaxing Valentine’s Day weekendINDIANAPOLIS – Allegiant celebrates its launch of service at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) today with an inaugural flight to New Orleans and a ticket giveaway contest where participants were asked to “pack your bags” and come to the airport for a chance to win tickets on the flight. As a last minute surprise, Allegiant and IND announced that everyone who entered the sweepstakes won roundtrip tickets on the inaugural flight! Passengers will take flight from IND at 3:35 p.m. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Allegiant Air to celebrate inaugural flight at IND with trip giveawayINDIANAPOLIS – Pack your bags and head to the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. for a chance to win tickets on Allegiant Air’s inaugural flight to New Orleans. Winners take flight that same day!FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Indianapolis Airport Authority announces new director of parking operations INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is pleased to announce that it has selected Steven Wilson as its new director of parking operations. Wilson comes to the table with more than a decade of experience in parking operations and managerial positions.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Angela Cain, Indianapolis TV veteran, joins Indianapolis Airport Authority as director of public affairs30-year communications, media relations and public relations leader Angela Cain to join the IAA team Monday, January 26INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is pleased to announce that it has selected Angela Cain as its new director of public affairs. With 30 years of television journalism and management experience, Cain has had a distinguished career as a versatile and multitalented communications, media relations and public relations professional.
Description:Indianapolis Airport Authority crafts its first deal as part of land use initiativeIAA’s initiative will place acres back into productive use creating a new source of property tax revenuesINDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) has landed its first deal as part of its initiative to place more than 1,200 acres back onto the market. The land being purchased consists of approximately 80 acres located in Hendricks County with a purchase price amounting to $8.0 million.FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:Frontier Airlines launches new flight from IND to ATL, with continuing service to MIA beginning spring of 2015 New service commencing March 6 will expand local traveler options this upcoming spring breakFrontier Airlines announced today the addition of a new nonstop daily flight from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). That new Frontier flight will also offer same-plane direct service over ATL to Miami International Airport (MIA). This new service will begin March 6, 2015, just in time for spring break. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE ATTACHED
Description:More than 100 brokers and developers turn out for the Indianapolis Airport Authority open house on land use initiative Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to be released Feb. 27, 2015INDIANAPOLIS – Many gathered at the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) this morning for an informational session about the 1,200 acres of IND land going back onto the market. Brokers, developers, community leaders and economic development groups were invited to join IAA team members to learn more about the land available for lease and sale, which is valued at an estimated $83 million. SEE ATTACHED FOR MORE INFORMATION
Description:The Indianapolis Airport Authority to host informational session about 1,200 acres going back on real estate marketAirport executives to brief brokers and developers on opportunities Jan. 20, 2015INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) recently announced an initiative to fuel the local economy by placing more than 1,200 acres of IND land back into the market. The IAA is hosting an open house on Jan. 20, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. where commercial real estate brokers and developers can learn more about the land available for lease and sale. Airport leaders will speak about the initiative, IND’s property and the airport’s role in supporting local economic growth and development.
Description:ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NONSTOP SERVICE TO FORT LAUDERDALE WITH $76 FARESINDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 13, 2015 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces the addition of low-cost, non-stop jet service to Fort Lauderdale from Indianapolis beginning April 8, 2015, continuing Allegiant’s rapid expansion in Indianapolis. In celebration of Indy’s first ultra-low-fare link to South Florida, the company is offering one-way fares as low as $76. SEE ATTACHED FOR MORE INFORMATION.