As alluded to in my post from last month, Indianapolis International Airport is one of the nicer domestic airports through which I’ve ever been. I’m not the only one who is impressed; this airport tops ‘best of’ lists of airports year after year.
Modern, spacious, it’s your standard two story, two concourse (A&B) airport but the open, airy design and ease of moving through said space makes it anything but average. From the time you step foot inside, you can tell the personality of the city and just how proud of it they are. It’s an enjoyable feeling, even if just for a layover.
As it is the gateway to one of the most visible international sporting events in the world, the airport has to make a great first impression, and it does. The most eye catching feature is the large civic plaza which is a rotunda just outside security that gives you a 270 degree glass-windowed view of the Indiana plains. There is great signage, and technology both at the airport and on their website informing you of line wait times. There are about 44 gates serving most domestic carriers (American, Alaska, Allegiant, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, United) and one international carrier (Air Canada).
Remember ✈️ pace(r) yourself to ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️ Gentlemen, start your plane engines!
Convenience to the city: ✈️✈️✈️ (if there’s one gripe, it’s that it’s about 25 minutes west of downtown, but that’s where there’s a lot of open space)
Security/immigration: ✈️✈️✈️✈️ (clear signage and wait times posted, TSA was very efficient)
Ease of navigating through terminals: ✈️✈️✈️✈️ (not a massive airport, but it feels very large yet easy to get from concourse to concourse, rental car facility on the lower level)
Dining: ✈️✈️✈️✈️ (your normal fare: Au Bon Pain, Chick Fil-a, McDonalds, Starbucks, local deli Shapiro’s)
Bathrooms: ✈️✈️✈️✈️ (well dispersed, there are a lot in the ticketing area, pre-security)
Charging stations/wifi: ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️ (free wifi, the civic center area has charging at almost all their lounge chairs. This cannot be overstated.)
Amenities: ✈️✈️✈️ (Delta Sky lounge, barbershop and multiple Indy themed giftshops to pick up your last checkered flags and racing memorabilia)