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IND anticipates surge in travelers for spring break to exceed pre-pandemic levels

The airport says an influx of travelers, new screening technology and garage construction may cause delays, the worst of which are expected in the morning.

INDIANAPOLIS — With spring break travel kicking off this week, the Indianapolis International Airport is gearing up for tens of thousands of travelers to pass through its terminals. 

IND officials say they are anticipating passenger numbers will exceed pre-pandemic levels. 

The airport authority expects nearly 70,000 travelers to make their way through the airport starting Thursday and into the weekend.

TAS officials are expecting 17,000 passengers to move through checkpoints at the airport every day. 

Airport officials say early morning flights from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. will be most affected by this surge. They're urging travelers to get to the airport at least two hours early. 

The airport also warned it's going through various upgrades with new advanced Computed Tomography (CT) technology being installed in TSA security checkpoints and construction taking place for an expansion to the Terminal Garage. 

IND officials said while these upgrades are intended to improve the airport experience in the near future, they may cause some delays in getting into the airport and through checkpoints this spring break season.

Plan ahead for parking

  • IND is currently undergoing construction for a Terminal Garage expansion and parking in this location is anticipated to go full during Spring Break
  • For help determining parking options at IND, visit https://www.ind.com/parking
  • The Economy Lot is a cost-effective option for travelers. More information can be found here
  • For contactless parking at IND, register for the free parkIND plus program.
  • Valet parking offers the closest proximity to the pedestrian walkway to the terminal. Learn more here

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