Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is 16 minutes from downtown Indianapolis off I-70 via Exit 68.
The Indianapolis Airport Authority owns and operates Indiana’s largest airport system. In addition to Indianapolis International Airport, its facilities include the Downtown Heliport, Eagle Creek Airpark, Hendricks County Airport, Indianapolis Regional Airport, and Metropolitan Airport. IND has received several prestigious awards recognizing it as a leader within its class, including annual Airport Service Quality awards for performance excellence by Airports Council International. IND is the first airport in the U.S. to win LEED® certification for an entire terminal campus, and the airport has won recognition for excellent customer service, concessions programs, and art and architecture.
IND’s economic impact in Central Indiana is more than $4.5 billion annually, and about 10,000 people work at the airport each day. IND serves more than 7 million business and leisure travelers each year and averages 141 daily flights to 33 nonstop destinations. Home of the world’s second-largest FedEx Express operation and the nation’s eighth-largest cargo airport, IND is committed to becoming the airport system of choice for both passenger and cargo service. One of the first new airports to open in the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001, Indianapolis cut the ribbon to its 1.2 million square foot airport complex off I-70 on November 11, 2008.
Industry Leading Accomplishments
- Service plaza will offer multiple amenities at the entrance of the airport including CNG
- Indianapolis Airport Authority, GE Energy and Purdue University bring latest electric vehicle charging technology to parking Garage
- Indianapolis Airport Authority won the Super Bowl Host’s Committees 1st and Green Challenge in the Government category
- Sodalis Nature Park marks unique collaboration between airport, Hendricks County and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- IND retrofits lighting systems to cut energy use, CO2 emissions, and expenses
- IND Midfield Terminal complex wins prestigious LEED Green building certificate
- IND commemoration marks the only LEED green building certification for an entire airport campus
- An abundance of natural light reduces electricity needs and offers visitors unfettered views of exterior surroundings. More than 75% of indoor public space receives controlled, natural daylight.
- An enveloping roof provides enough shade to reduce cooling costs while incorporating a myriad of skylights and adds to the natural, filtered light that enters the terminal at controlled solar-heating levels.
- Highly efficient heating and cooling systems feature floor-level pipes that localize climate control to areas that impact visitors. Continuous monitoring of the airport’s heating and cooling performance economically maintains temperature and humidity within established comfort ranges.
- Mitigation of airport byproducts, such as hydrocarbon emissions and deicing substances, by recapturing them or by subjecting them to a natural filtration process in which they are consumed by plants in bioswales or by microorganisms cultivated in detention ponds.
- An optimized midfield terminal location between the parallel runways dramatically cuts aircraft taxi times and, consequently, airline fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and passenger delays. Researchers from Purdue estimated the new terminal location saves airlines over 500,000 gallons in fuel annually because of reduced taxi time (~$1.5 million in savings at current jet fuel prices). This equates to reductions in carbon monoxide emissions of more than 45,000 kilograms, in hydrocarbon emissions of more than 5,100 kilograms, and in nitrogen oxide emissions of more than 6,700 kilograms.
- A Ground Transportation System located adjacent to the terminal to eliminate the need for rental car shuttles.
- Roadways designed to alleviate traffic congestion route visitors with less stop-andgo.
- A free cell phone lot allows drivers to save gas rather than circling while waiting to pick up arriving passengers.
- The airport has an ongoing program to protect, restore, and expand wetlands and endangered species habitats in the airport’s vicinity in ways compatible with an airport operating environment.
- Dust and erosion controls during construction exceeded EPA standards and reduced the Midfield Terminal project’s impact on water and air quality.