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BAA Ending IND Management  
User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4522 posts, RR: 18
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1624 times:

The BAA was supposed to manage IND through the end of 2008 to allow the transition to the new terminal before turning over control to the Indianapolis Airport Authority. For whatever reason the BAA has decided to terminate its services at the end of 2007. Can anyone think of a reason they'd to this before the construction of the new terminal was completed? Could this be in some way linked to the US-EU open skies agreement?

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...icle?AID=/20070504/LOCAL/705040557


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

What was the reason IND had contracted out management of their airport anyways?

And how many other airports does the IAA run? Eagle Creek, Mt. Comfort, and then what the one in Zionsville and the one in Carmel (I know one is Indy Exec, and one is Indy Metropolitan but have them flip flopped). I assume Greenwood airport is run by Johnson Co. then and not IAA? As soon as I get along with moving out there I'm sure the lady and I will base our future purchase at one of them anyways.  Smile


User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4522 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Don't know why the BAA was running it. I also wonder if the BAA is the reason there was never a jet bridge put on the international arrivals building? The food court and shops look nice but doesn't seem like they want to fix the bathrooms lol. I guess you can't afford to fix bathrooms and put a jet bridge on your international arrivals building when you are putting all your money in retail areas.


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User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1561 times:

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 1):
What was the reason IND had contracted out management of their airport anyways?

To "save" money.

Quoting Indy (Reply 2):
I also wonder if the BAA is the reason there was never a jet bridge put on the international arrivals building? The food court and shops look nice but doesn't seem like they want to fix the bathrooms lol. I guess you can't afford to fix bathrooms and put a jet bridge on your international arrivals building when you are putting all your money in retail areas.

There was probably a clause in the contract stating what had to be done during their contract term.

They also manage the following airports, aside from IND, in the US:

BWI
BOS
PIT

And they have also put a bid in, not sure of the status, for MDW.


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9116 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1533 times:

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 3):
PIT

are they pulling out of here, too?



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User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1525 times:

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 4):
are they pulling out of here, too?

mmmm...no idea. I just listed what was on their site.

http://www.baa.com


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11151 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1503 times:

Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 1):
What was the reason IND had contracted out management of their airport anyways?

Management contracting is becoming an increasingly common business practice.

When it comes to airports, contracting management to private companies is much more common in Europe and the rest of the world than it is here in the US.

BAA is actually very well experienced when it comes to airport management. They also manage Naples International Airport in Italy.

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 3):
They also manage the following airports, aside from IND, in the US:

BWI
BOS
PIT

These are retail management contracts only.



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4915 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1440 times:

Is this related to last years takeover of BAA? That has seen a number of overseas investments sold, including the stake in BUD


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User currently offlineChris133 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 3):
BWI

They only manage the concessions in BWI, the MAA runs the airport itself.

Quoting Indy (Thread starter):
Can anyone think of a reason they'd to this before the construction of the new terminal was completed?

I have some pretty good ideas just not at liberty to say.


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9116 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Quoting BA (Reply 6):
These are retail management contracts only.

So does this mean that they run PIT's Airmall?



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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 9):

So does this mean that they run PIT's Airmall?

Yes sir.


User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4522 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1254 times:

Quoting Chris133 (Reply 8):
I have some pretty good ideas just not at liberty to say.

I have my ideas. None of which are probably right lol. Unless of course you'd like to give out a hint of what you are thinking.



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User currently offlineChris133 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

Well i wish i could say, lets just say they can be very frustrating to deal with if you want to make any improvements for the Customers

User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4522 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

Quoting Chris133 (Reply 12):
Well i wish i could say, lets just say they can be very frustrating to deal with if you want to make any improvements for the Customers

Ok I think I am on the same page with you. I have heard more than one example of that. Kind of sad. But at least you can shop at IND  Smile



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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4522 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

BTW I was told something by one of the BAA/IAA staff members that would thrill IND supporters to no end.

/sarcasm



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