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BAA Ending IND Management

Sat May 05, 2007 11:50 am

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
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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sat May 05, 2007 12:07 pm

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
 
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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sat May 05, 2007 12:18 pm

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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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sat May 05, 2007 1:05 pm

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.
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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sat May 05, 2007 1:28 pm

Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 3):
PIT

are they pulling out of here, too?
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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sat May 05, 2007 1:38 pm

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
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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sat May 05, 2007 2:14 pm

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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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sat May 05, 2007 7:17 pm

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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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sat May 05, 2007 9:31 pm

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.
 
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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sun May 06, 2007 1:22 am

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

So does this mean that they run PIT's Airmall?
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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sun May 06, 2007 1:26 am

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 9):

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

Yes sir.
 
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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sun May 06, 2007 2:48 am

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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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sun May 06, 2007 2:59 am

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
 
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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sun May 06, 2007 3:16 am

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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RE: BAA Ending IND Management

Sun May 06, 2007 3:53 am

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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