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User currently offlineRampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3004 times:

First, I want to apologize to those who don't live in and around Indy that won't know what I'm refering to. I'll make it short. I was wondering if anyone has heard what is to become of the old terminal once the midfield terminal is opened in late 2008? I have a feeling it will be torn down. Kinda sad if that happens, because Concourse C and the parking garage were built in the 1980's, so they are not that old, so that would be kind of a waste. The inside has been remodeled so much in the last 15 yrs, that too, would be a waste to tear down.


Be nice if it could still be used, but consider the long distance between the old and new ones, it would not make any sense, if there were to be any connection passengers. I think I heard that the Midfield terminal is suppose to have 40 gates. That's not much more than what we have now. Also be nice to see a foreign carrier start service, but I doubt that will happen. Yes, I know that AC Jazz flies to YYZ, but I mean to Europe.

Any info would be great.

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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3768 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

Quoting RampGuy (Thread starter):
Also be nice to see a foreign carrier start service, but I doubt that will happen. Yes, I know that AC Jazz flies to YYZ, but I mean to Europe.

IND is in the process of looking for a European carrier to start service to a major European hub as soon as the new terminal opens in 2008.



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User currently offlineATAflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

Ramp Guy, I heard approx. 1 year ago that the old terminal was to become a sort of shopping mall, with the parking garage being kept intact. I don't know if that is still the plan, as I haven't heard much about it since.
Regards
ATAflyer



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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4570 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

The days of the old terminal are numbered. I'm sure it will be demolished and I'd give my left one for a chance of pushing the button to set off the demolition lol. That building offers nothing. Concourse A, B and D look like something (and for the most part are) out of the 1960's. The airport was constructed in the 1960's. I'm not sure which parts were opened first but we all know concourse C was the last to open in 1987. There are some good memories with the place but you can't keep an airport open because of the garage and a 20 year old concourse. The rest of the place is bad. That building sits on some valuable real estate. It could be converted into ramp space for FX or additional hangar space or other airport related business. The one thing I'd bet the farm on is that once the new terminal opens the old one will have seen the last of passenger service.

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 1):
IND is in the process of looking for a European carrier to start service to a major European hub as soon as the new terminal opens in 2008.

Is that a rumor based on some kind of inside information or speculation?



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User currently offlineIADCRJ From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 332 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

Quoting ATAflyer (Reply 2):
Ramp Guy, I heard approx. 1 year ago that the old terminal was to become a sort of shopping mall, with the parking garage being kept intact. I don't know if that is still the plan, as I haven't heard much about it since.
Regards
ATAflyer



Quoting Indy (Reply 3):
That building sits on some valuable real estate. It could be converted into ramp space for FX or additional hangar space or other airport related business. The one thing I'd bet the farm on is that once the new terminal opens the old one will have seen the last of passenger service.

A friend of mine in IND told me that supposedly FX is funding a good portion for this new terminal project, since they would like to have the site of the current terminal to build a new and larger facilty for themselves.


User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

I'd love to see it become something like the HHH terminal at MSP, or the East concourse at STL before it was joined to the main concourse. But I'm not going to hold my breath, as my money's on it being demolished. If they turn it into a mall, the stores would be very tiny, and I'm sure someone is going to start asking questions about unsecured locations with large windows overlooking the ramp.

User currently offlineFlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 382 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2639 times:

Quoting Indy (Reply 3):
The days of the old terminal are numbered. I'm sure it will be demolished and I'd give my left one for a chance of pushing the button to set off the demolition lol. That building offers nothing. Concourse A, B and D look like something (and for the most part are) out of the 1960's. The airport was constructed in the 1960's. I'm not sure which parts were opened first but we all know concourse C was the last to open in 1987. There are some good memories with the place but you can't keep an airport open because of the garage and a 20 year old concourse.

Congratulations to IND for achieving an important milestone in building a magnificent new facility.

As for the quoted text, try telling THAT to STL, which is trying to make do with yet another "refurbishment" of the half-century old main terminal. Ambitious plans, but nowhere NEAR the ambition that IND is showing.


User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4570 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

The big difference between IND and STL is that IND had the space available to build what basically amounts to a brand new airport (new terminal, parking, access roads, etc) and STL didn't. I would imagine that if they had the space they would have opted to build a new terminal instead.


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User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 1):

IND is in the process of looking for a European carrier to start service to a major European hub as soon as the new terminal opens in 2008.

Isn't IND one of NW's focus cities? I thought they had a large presences there, or is that 9E? Would a 757 have the range to do IND-AMS?



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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4570 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Quoting SNCntry32 (Reply 8):
Isn't IND one of NW's focus cities? I thought they had a large presences there, or is that 9E? Would a 757 have the range to do IND-AMS?

Depending on the time of year NW has somewhere between 40 and 50 flights a day here. The 757 should have the range. It is only a few miles different between IND-AMS and DTW-DUS (or was it DTW-FRA?).



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User currently offlineTAN FLYR From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1915 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

I hope that the airport authority building the new Midfield will move the TWA plaque to the new terminal. It is across from where the old TWA ticket counters used to be and commemerates the first 707 (thus passenger jet) flight into what was then known as Wier Cook- Indinanapolis Munincipal. IIRC the start date was sometime in 61 or 62.

User currently offlineFlyBoy84 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 382 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

IND is certainly forward-thinking in doing what it's doing and I can't wait to see the facility fully finished! To respond to Indy:

Quoting Indy (Reply 7):
The big difference between IND and STL is that IND had the space available to build what basically amounts to a brand new airport (new terminal, parking, access roads, etc) and STL didn't. I would imagine that if they had the space they would have opted to build a new terminal instead.

Well, the airport itself developed a plan for such facilities prior to the AA takeover of TW! Click the link (it opens slowly) and go to page 11!

http://www.tisp.org/files/isbe2004/panel_2b/griggs.pdf

Also, on UrbanSTL.com, someone offered this idea for reconfiguring the existing facility!

Big version: Width: 640 Height: 180 File size: 46kb


There isn't MUCH wiggle room to build/rebuild, but they can do something with the space they have!

At least IND had the cajones to do it!  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineWA707atMSP From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2244 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2369 times:

Quoting TAN FLYR (Reply 10):
I hope that the airport authority building the new Midfield will move the TWA plaque to the new terminal. It is across from where the old TWA ticket counters used to be and commemerates the first 707 (thus passenger jet) flight into what was then known as Wier Cook- Indinanapolis Munincipal. IIRC the start date was sometime in 61 or 62.

PIT moved their TWA plaque to the new terminal - hopefully IND will do the same!



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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4570 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

I'll be at IND in two weeks. I'll try and remind myself to take a good pic of the plaque. It is after all a significant part of Hoosier aviation history.


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