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Indianapolis International Airport (IND): Indianapolis International Airport a pubic airport which is situated eleven kilometers south east of the Central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States of America is owned and managed by the Indianapolis Airport Authority which was formed in 1962. Occupying about 7,700 acres of land in Wayne and Decatur townships of Marion County, this airport is the largest one in the city and the eighth largest cargo centre in the United States.

Airport serves many nearby cities including locations of Indiana’s largest universities. The airport has about 135 daily passenger which flights to 34 destinations. The Delta Airlines is its largest carrier and also its regional partner which has about 42 flights a day to 11 destinations. While the South west Airlines has 17.5% of the traffic out of the airport.

Indianapolis International Airport Details:

Indianapolis International Airport Contact:
Address: 7800 Col.H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive,, Indianapolis, IN 46241
Phone: : 317-487-7243

IND Airport History: Indianapolis International Airport was a primary commercial air passenger and cargo facility and was named after Col Harvey Weir. Cook of Wilkinson, Indiana. He was a U.S. Army Air Force pilot in the two world wars. The Airport started in 1931 and in 1944 its name was changed to Weir-Cook. Indianapolis Airport Authority owns and operates the airport since 1962. The Authority has an eight member governing body. In 1976 the airport received its present name given by the Indianapolis Airport Authority In 2008, the Indianapolis Airport Authority decide to designate the new passenger facility as the Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal while the new main airport entrance road was designated as Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive.

This airport is a hub for FedEx Express. During the year 2010, the airport was used by 7,526,414 persons. In 2006, a new FAA Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) and Terminal Radar Approach Control building were added as facilities. In 2008, a new mid-field passenger terminal was opened between Indianapolis International Airport’s two main parallel runways.

The Col. Harvey Weir.Cook terminal has 44 domestic gate positions and two international gates. International arrivals are now able to be processed through customs in the main passenger terminal itself. The passengers who arrive at gates A4 and A5 move to the US customs and Federal Inspection station on the arrival level through a dedicated and secured stairway.

There are about eight rental car operations and the Grand Transportation Centre which are situated on the first floor of the attached parking garage. The Grand Transportation Centre gives the required information on limousine, shuttle bus, hotel courtesy vehicles and other transportation services. The pickups and drop offs of rental vehicles are done here. The parking garage which has five floors occupies 11 acres of each of its levels.

Driving Directions: Indianapolis International Airport is a pubic airport located eleven kilometers south east of the Central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States of America. The different routes to the airport are

From the North: If coming from Ft. Wayne, Marion, and Muncie areas take the south on I-69 South. From there connect onto I-465 South / US 421 South / US 52 East / IN 37 South via Exit 0. Then merge onto I-70 West via Exit 44A to Indianapolis. Again take the connection to I-70 West via Exit 110B toward St. Louis. Continue on I-70 West. From there take Exit 68 towards the airport. Merge onto Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive.

If coming from Lafayette, Monticello, and South Bend areas take the I-65 South. Then take on I-465 South via Exit 123 to the airport. Then move onto I-70 West toward St. Louis via Exit 9B. From there Take Exit 68 to the airport and merge onto Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive

From the East: Take the west route on I-70 to St. Louis. From there take an Exit 68 toward Indianapolis International Airport. Merge onto Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive. Then follow the appropriate signs for departures or arrivals (right-hand lane) or parking (left-hand lane).

From the South: Take north on I-65 North. Join onto I-465 West / I-74 West via Exit 106.From there merge with the -70 West toward St. Louis. Then take the Exit 68 towards the airport.

If coming from Bloomington, Vincennes, and Evansville areas then take the north on IN-37 N.and then connect to IN-39 toward IN-67/Martinsville. From there turn left onto IN-39. Just slightly turn right and onto IN-39/IN-67 N. Continue to follow IN-67 N. then turn to left onto Ameriplex Pkwy. Now take a right to enter I-70 E. from there follow the directions to the airport

From the West: Take the east route onto I-70 toward Indianapolis. Then move to Exit 68 toward Indianapolis International Airport. Merge onto Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive. Follow the appropriate signs for departures or arrivals or parking.

From Downtown Indianapolis: Take I-70 West to St. Louis to Exit 68 from there connect to Indianapolis International Airport and onto Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive. From there use the necessary signs for departure and arrivals.

Indianapolis International Airport Parking: IND airport parking is about convenience and access. There are many elevators, moving walkways and even a direct connection to the terminal via an enclosed Pedestrian Bridge. The garage has two parts divided by a central atrium that intersects each level. The different parking facilities available are Daily Parking, Long Term Parking, Economy Parking, and Valet Parking.

Daily Parking: Only credit cards will be accepted for self-serve pay. There is a collection of pay stations located near Pedestrian Bridge on Level 3. Rest is located on the Levels 2 and 4. Rates:
- $2 per 30 min
- $18 per day

Long Term Parking: The airport lot has 4,400 spaces for long term parking facility; frequent shuttle service gets the passengers to and from the terminal from pick-up and drop-off shelters positioned throughout the area. Here the ticket is orange in color. T. Passengers can use credit cards or they can pay cash too at the cashier booth. Rates:
- $12 per day

Economy Parking: Economy parking is the most cost effective parking in the airport. Vehicles can be parked for any number of days. Shuttle service takes passengers from Economy Parking to and from Zone 4 outside the Ground Transportation Center (GTC). The rate for economy parking is $9 per day. Passengers can use Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, and Diners Club credit cards

Valet service: On level 3 valet services is available. In level 3 look for the sign Express Valet. Rates are:
- $10 for the first hour
- $5 each additional hour
- $26 per 24-hour period

Pedestrian Bridge:The large garage is linked to the terminal via an enclosed, climate-controlled Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge is on Level 3 of the garage and has moving sidewalks and a exceptional overhead art display.

Indianapolis International Airport Hotels:

Indianapolis International airport hosts large number of tourist per day and there are many hotels available near or around Indianapolis International Airport. Direct transportation is available to most of the nearby hotels. No hotels are present inside the airport, but some of the important hotels nearby including their distance from the airport, are:

- Crowne Plaza Hotel Airport, 2501 South High School Road Indianapolis, IN 46241, (317) 244-6861, 2.5 miles.
- Holiday Inn Express Airport, 6296 Cambridge Way Plainfield (317) 839-9000, 2 miles.
- Hampton Inn & Suites Airport, 9020 Hatfield Drive Indianapolis (317) 856-1000, 1 mile.
- Radisson Hotel Airport, 2500 South High School Road Indianapolis, IN 46241, (317) 244-3361, 2 miles.
- Homewood Suites by Hilton, 2264 East Perry Road Plainfield, IN 46168, (317) 839-1900. 2 miles.
- Cambria Suites Plainfield, 6014 Gateway Drive Plainfield, IN 46168, (317) 279-2394, 2.5 miles.
- Wyndham Indianapolis West, 2544 Executive Drive Indianapolis, IN 46241, (317) 248-2481, 2 miles.
- Days Inn Airport, 2245 Perry Road Plainfield, (317) 839-5000, 2.5 miles.
- La Quinta Inn Airport, 401 E. Washington Street Indianapolis,(317) 638-0327, 3 miles.
- Hyatt Place Airport, 1 South Capitol Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 632-1234, 3 miles.

IND Airport Terminal Information: Indianapolis International Airport has two main terminals – concourse A and concourse B. both the concourse offers variety of airlines to the passengers to a wide range of places. The concourses were built at the time of the construction of the airport. In 2008, the Indianapolis Airport Authority designated the new passenger facility as the Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal and the new main airport entrance road as Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive. Indianapolis International Airport's new terminal was the first the first structure constructed in United States since September 11, 2001.Ten major U.S. and international airlines are served by the terminalss.

Concourse A: The A concourse has a Delta Sky Club which is the first airline lounge at Indianapolis International Airport since US Air closed their lounge because of the closure of their hub. The opening date was November 15, 2010. Concourse A serves airlines like Air Canada, Delta Airlines etc.

Concourse A Airlines: Airlines operating from Concourse A:
- Air Canada
- Delta Airlines
- United

Terminal A Shops and Restaurants:
- Artizan - CNBC - Hoosier Marketplace - 96th Street Steak burgers - Au Bon Pain - Auntie Anne's - Granite City

Terminal B: The Central Terminal B complex is three times the size of the old Terminal B with the two parts of the complex-airside and landside which are connected by an automated people mover. This terminal started its complete operation in year 2011. It consists of gates 21-37.

Concourse B Airlines: Airlines operating from Concourse B:
- AirTran
- American
- Frontier
- Southwest
- U.S Airways

Terminal B Shops and Restaurants:
- Broad Ripple Books
- Indiana Marketplace
- Natalie's Candy Jar
- Granite City
- Wolfgang Puck Express

Special Needs and other facilities: Wheelchair and medical assistance is available at the airport for passengers with special needs and disabilities. In addition to a First Aid Station for minor medical assistance, airport Information Booths are located throughout the Building providing paging, directions, and flight status information.

City of Indianapolis: Indianapolis is located in the Great Lakes region of the United States of America. It is the capital of the US state of Indiana, and also the county seat of Marion County, Indiana. It is the twelfth largest city in the United States, and also one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States. Indianapolis is situated in the Central Till Plains region of the United States. Two natural waterways namely White River and Fall Creek dissect the city. Physically, Indianapolis is similar to many other Midwestern cities. Prior to the 19th century Indianapolis was covered by a mix of deciduous forests and prairie.

The mean elevation for Indianapolis is 717 feet (219 m). The highest point in Indianapolis lies on the northeast side of the city. The lowest point in Indianapolis lies at the Marion County/Johnson County line, with an elevation of about 680 feet (207 m). The highest hill in Indianapolis is Mann Hill. Variations in elevation from 700–900 feet occur throughout the city limits. There are a few moderately sized bluffs and valleys in the city, particularly along the shores of the White River, Fall Creek, Geist Reservoir, and Eagle Creek Reservoir, and especially on the city's northeast and northwest sides.

Indianapolis has one of the best downtowns in United States having many retail shops, hotels, restaurants and food options, movie theaters, sports venues, museums, art galleries and parks as attractions. Greater Indianapolis has seen moderate growth among U.S. cities. A resident or native of Indianapolis is known as an Indianapolitan

Indianapolis History: Historically, Indianapolis has oriented itself around government and industry, particularly manufacturing. Over the late decades of the 20th century, the city's Unigov began a long process to revitalize the downtown area. Today, Indianapolis has a much more diversified economy, contributing to the fields of education, health care, and finance. Tourism also plays a vital role in the economy of Indianapolis. The city plays host to a number of conventions and sporting events.

Indianapolis Attractions: Indianapolis has a wide variety of hotspots and per year attracts many tourists to this capital city. The city boasts of many known museums, historic parks and restaurants. Some of the known attractions of the city are as follows:

Children's Museum of Indianapolis: It is the largest children’s museum in the world. Kids can have a variety of fun and amusing experience in this museum.

Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course: It is a new amusement theme park with lots of variety rides and adventures. It can be said to be a perfect place for a date and entertaining to the kids as well.

Victory Field: It is one of a kind stadium with large and spacious seats and special boxes for the people who come to cheer their favorite game.

Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens: This museum boasts of its large and beautiful gardens. An unexpected delight of pretty flowers and fountains encapsulate this place and is a very prominent tourist spot of the state.

Eagle Creek Park: The state has lots of municipal parks. The Eagle Creek Park is the largest in Indianapolis and also ranks amongst the biggest urban parks of the countryr.

Garfield Park: Being the oldest park in the city it was constructed in 1881.The park consist of a conservatory and sunken gardens.

Indianapolis Zoo: The largest zoo in the state was initiated in the year 1988. Located just west of downtown in White River State Park this park has about 360 species of animals. It has a popular dolphin exhibit which is famous for its exquisite show all over the city.

Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library: The famous library of Indianapolis has a wide range of books with one in a kind exquisite structure and art creations loved by city’s art and literature lovers.


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