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Indiana Airports

Author: Amelia Wright

What Airports are There in Indiana?

There are 114 airports in Indiana in total. Among them, there are two international ones. But only four airports in the state can offer commercial flights. One of them, namely Indianapolis International Airport (IND), is included on the list of the top 50 best-rated airports in the world. This airport is also the most popular one in the state. It has around 4.2 million passengers, whereas the remaining three (Evansville Regional Airport (EVV), Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA), and South Bend International Airport (SBN)) have around 1.5 million passengers.

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has an on-time arrival performance of 79.15%, compared to the average 79.99% in the USA. The on-time departure rate is 82.21%, whereas the average percentage in the U.S. is 81.56%.

The smallest airport on the Indiana airports map is Evansville Regional Airport (EVV), with a passenger count of around 228,000.

The total air traffic from all airports of Indiana is 5.6 million passengers annually. This accounts for 0.56% of all air traffic in the U.S.

List of Airports in Indiana

  • 1. Evansville Regional Airport (EVV). The airport has 34 daily flights (to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, etc.). With around 10 thousand enplanements per year, it’s considered a non-hub primary service airport. In 2020, it had a bit more than 200 thousand people.
  • 2. Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA). In 2019, it had a bit more than 402 thousand enplanements. In the same year, it served around 791 thousand passengers. The airport offers nonstop service to 14 cities handled by four airlines. The most popular domestic destination is Chicago, Illinois.
  • 3. Indianapolis International Airport (IND). The airport is classified as a medium hub primary commercial service facility. In the first quarter of 2021, the airport handled over one million passengers.
  • 4. South Bend International Airport (SBN). In 2020, the airport recorded 337,000 passenger landings for a total passenger volume of about 680,000. It’s the third busiest airport among all airports in Indiana. SkyWest Airlines uses it as a maintenance facility.
  • 5. Anderson Municipal Airport (AID). This general aviation airport has two asphalt runways. On average, it has 16 thousand aircraft operations per year and 42 per day. Currently, the airport doesn’t have scheduled air service.

Airlines Flying to Indiana

At the passengers’ disposal, there are more than ten airlines that serve major airports in Indiana. Some of them are as follows:

  • 1. American Airlines
  • 2. United Airlines
  • 3. Alaska Airlines
  • 4. Allegiant Air
  • 5. Contour Airlines
  • 6. Frontier Airlines
  • 7. Southwest Airlines
  • 8. Spirit Airlines
  • 9. Sun Country Airlines
  • 10. United Airlines
  • 11. JetBlue Airways

The foreign airlines that operate in the airports of Indiana:

  • 1. Air France
  • 2. Air Canada
  • 3. Aeronaves TSM

Popular Destinations

Here is the list of the most popular destinations in Indiana airports:

  • 1. Indianapolis (75% of total searches)
  • 2. South Bend (12%)
  • 3. Fort Wayne (7%)
  • 4. Evansville (6%)

Indiana Aviation

Aviation is very important for business, agriculture, and tourism in Indiana. The main task of aviation in the state is to encourage the development of aeronautics and the building of new airports. They are the source of income for plenty of companies. Indiana airports create 69 thousand jobs and have around $14 billion of the outcome, allowing them to compete in a global economy while also supporting the economic prosperity of small communities.

Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame

The Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame was established in 2020. It’s dedicated to the prominent figures that have contributed to the state’s aviation legacy. Its main purpose is to immortalize the outstanding achievements of the people who made them possible. The Indiana Aviation Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization. It is governed by a board of directors and is funded by tax-free membership fees and dues.

Lt. Paul Baer and Art Smith were Indiana aviation pioneers. Lt. Paul Baer was born in 1893. He served as a fighter pilot in 1917 in the Franco American Flying Corps. In 1918, he was imprisoned for eight months. He was awarded the CROIX de GUERRE with Palms as he brought down eight enemy planes. In 1919, he became a test pilot in Fort Wayne (his hometown) and also worked as an inspector in the Aeronautics Branch of the Department of Commerce.