Atcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3090 times:
I have been looking over flightarrivals.com and Flytecomm, tracking the number of operations FedEx has at MEM and IND. MEM is clearly much much bigger than IND and I am wondering if there are any plans to expand the IND operation in the near future, say in the next two or three years?
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3017 times:
There are expansion limits at MEM including runway limitations, and cargo processing space that will inhibit long term growth. My understanding is that IND has more room for expansion & could emerge larger than MEM for Fedex in due course.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
Racers22 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2993 times:
There are rumors that FedEx may expand at IND and take over the old United maintenance hangar. I heard this from a few old coworkers that are now over at their sorting facility at IND, but these are only rumors so take it for what it's worth.
Syncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2028 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2985 times:
All I know is that it would be nice if FedEx were to expand there operations at IND, I think there is a lot of potential there. Not to mention all the great benefits involved in doing so, close to major industrial areas and pretty much centerally located in the US.
ZID From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 294 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2930 times:
Indy is currently FedEx's second largest hub with about half the flights of Memphis, and there are plans by FedEx to expand the Indy hub. In fact, the primary reason for the I-70 realignment and lowering is to provide FedEx with an additional 100 acres of space, and to provide for a taxiway to the planned third parallel runway which has been requested by FedEx as a prerequisite for their expansion. But I doubt that Indy will ever be allowed to eclipse Memphis. The people in charge of FedEx are hometown Memphians with too much pride in their HQ city to let Indy get that big.
TheGov From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 414 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2917 times:
FWIW, The Memphis/Shelby County Airport Authority is working with the Department of Defense to relocate the Tennessee Air National Guard to the south side (I believe) of the airport. In doing so, that would open up additional space for FedEx to expand their operations in MEM. So, if IND is shooting for #1, they might just have to wait a little longer in things get worked out on the north side of the field.
Gsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2603 times:
Regional hub is part of it, FedEx officials have been quoted in the newspapers saying there will also be flights to Europe from here as well though. Which is why runways are being lengthened to handle the A380 flights, if those happen.