Even after nearly one billion dollars of necessary upgrades, the work at Indianapolis International still isn’t quite complete. Underway now is the resurrection of an additional facility of about forty thousand square feet that is slated to be complete and ready for use in August. The new building’s main purpose will be to house extra large or unusual pieces of cargo prior to being loaded on aircraft.
Businesses or individuals who need to transport large office or household items, various vehicles or large pets will be able to drop off or make pick ups at the new facility, which will most likely make this phase of travel easier and more convenient for the customers and the airport staff.
Having separate storage for these special and unusual pieces of cargo should certainly help to speed up the process of check in as well as claims, so even though the surrounding residents and customers of the busy international airport are eager for construction to be complete it’s likely that all who frequent the airport will be thankful for the new facility.
The new building will also house maintenance equipment, aircraft tugs, baggage carts and loaders which should help to increase the overall efficiency of the airport. Moving critical service and maintenance equipment into a bigger and newer facility where it will be more accessible will allow the crew to station planes on the runway and get them loaded and ready for takeoff faster – this means fewer delays and ultimately more on time flights.
Though construction upgrades can cause some minor headaches and delays while the work is occurring, the addition of a well designed facility that has the ability to really increase the efficiency of a high volume airport is almost always a welcome one.