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Will FedEX IND Ever Be As Big As MEM?  
User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3115 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?

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User currently offlineDsuairptman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 900 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

Hell or something like it will have to freeze over before FedEX starts new hubs.
It was an entire cost control method that has them operating a super-hub in MEM, which is all they need.

I also doubt UPS would expand at IND, much too close to their op at SDF.



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16259 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3042 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.




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User currently offlineRacers22 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3018 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.

User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2032 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3010 times:
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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.

User currently offlineZID From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 294 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2955 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.


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User currently offlineTheGov From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 415 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2942 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.


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User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3404 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2851 times:

Don't forget FedEx's plans with GSO in the next 10 years. FedEx seems interested in building up operations to GSO eventually and even handle the 380's, if they still take their orders.

User currently offlineZID From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 294 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

GSO will be a regional hub, along the same lines as EWR and OAK, although probably somewhat smaller than those two, given the region it will be serving.

[Edited 2003-07-15 18:08:00]


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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2485 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

Does IND also handle international hub flights [CDG?]?
Will it see A380 operations? Actually, I was wondering which Fedex stations are likely to see A380 ops?

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User currently offlineGsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2628 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.

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