Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport seven miles (11 km) southwest of downtown Indianapolis, in Marion County, Indiana, United States. It is owned and operated by the Indianapolis Airport Authority. The airport is the largest in Indiana, occupying about 7,700 acres (3,116 ha) in Wayne and Decatur Townships of Marion County, all within the city of Indianapolis. It is near interstate highways I-65, I-69, I-70, and I-74, all of which connect to the city’s I-465 beltway. The passenger terminal was the first designed and built in the United States since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.
INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HISTORY
Indianapolis Municipal Airport opened in 1931; in 1944 it was renamed Weir-Cook Municipal Airport, after Col. Harvey Weir-Cook of Wilkinson, Indiana, who was a US Army Air Forces pilot in World War I and World War II, where he was killed flying a P-39 over New Caledonia. He became a flying ace during WWI, with seven victories. Since 1962 it has been owned and operated by the Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA), an eight-member board with members appointed by the Mayor of Indianapolis and other officials from Marion, Hendricks and Hamilton counties in central Indiana. The present name was bestowed by the IAA in 1976. In summer of 2008 the IAA’s board approved a resolution retaining the current airport name but designating the new main passenger facility as the Col. H. Weir Cook Terminal. The new entrance road was given the name of Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive.
INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATION
Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport seven miles (11 km) southwest of downtown Indianapolis, in Marion County, Indiana, United States.
INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACTS
Elevation: 797 ft.
Runway length available: 05R/23L 10000×150 ft. :: 05L/23R 11200×150 ft. :: 14/32 7605×150 ft.