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Indy Airport Is Urging Summer Travelers to Arrive Two Hours Early

Uptick in air travel requires travelers to arrive in plenty of time

INDIANAPOLIS (July 16, 2021) – The Indianapolis Airport Authority is reminding air travelers flying out of the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) to arrive the full two hours before their departure time. An uptick in summer air travel is creating longer lines through security at peak travel times throughout the day, and this can affect travelers ability to arrive at their gate on time.

Early morning flights (5 a.m. – 7 a.m.) are the most impacted and the Indy airport encourages travelers flying out during this timeframe to arrive at least two hours early. TSA checkpoint A opens at 3:30 a.m. and checkpoint B opens at 4:15 a.m. Airline ticket counters opening time varies, but generally, they open two hours before flight departure.

Over the last month, during that early morning timeframe, more travelers are flying through the Indy airport than did prior to the pandemic. It’s anticipated this increase in passenger traffic in the early morning hours will continue through the fall.

In addition, travelers are encouraged to consider these tips to help them have a smooth and safe travel experience this summer: