If you're traveling by air from Indianapolis this holiday season, you might experience fewer headaches than travelers in other towns. Indianapolis International Airport was recently ranked No. 1 in best check-in and security by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
“We asked T+L readers to evaluate U.S. airports as part of the World’s Best Awards survey and found that more hubs should follow the example of Indianapolis, voted No. 1 in the check-in and security category. Ample natural light helps travelers find their way from point to point, check-in counters are never more than 45 feet from the entrance doors, and the baggage system moves luggage quickly in and out of the building.”
The magazine has also ranked IND fifth on its list of best airport’s in America, citing its inspiring design and free Wi-Fi.
"The top-ranked airport in the Midwest, Indianapolis scores our No. 1 slot for its design, by HOK. The airport's soaring roof and walls of glass, completed in 2008, make you feel as if you're already flying when you arrive. Travelers should also appreciate the free Wi-Fi, ample charging stations, and rental cars that are within easy walking distance from the terminal."
The 1.2 million square foot terminal opened in November 2008, and averages 137 daily flights to 32 nonstop destinations on eight major airlines. In 2012, approximately 7.3 million passengers were served at IND, according to the airport’s website.