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Eppley Airfield

Eppley Airfield
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Airport information
 Location of the Airport in Omaha, Nebraska
Airport typePublic
OperatorOmaha Airport Authority
ServesGreater Omaha, Nebraska
Elevation300 m (983 ft)
Statistics2009, 2010
Passengers (2010)4287428
Aircraft operations (2009)111155
Cargo in pounds (2009)102149802
Mail in pounds (2009)54305909

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Eppley Airfield is a medium hub primary airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the central business district of Omaha, a city in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. It is the largest airport in the state of Nebraska. In addition to the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, Eppley Airfield serves communities throughout eastern Nebraska, western Iowa, northern Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota.

The airport is named for Eugene C. Eppley, the Omaha Eppley Hotel magnate, from whose estate $1 million was used to convert the Omaha Municipal Airport into a jet port in 1959/1960.

The airport occupies 2650 acre (10.7 km2) and handles about 397 commercial flights a week. The airport terminal building has two concourses consisting of 20 gates. Midwest Airlines established a focus city at Eppley Airfield, which has expanded since that airline's merger with Frontier Airlines. As of September 2011, all regularly scheduled flights from Eppley Airfield terminate within the United States. The airport handled more than 4.2 million passengers in 2010. Southwest Airlines is the largest carrier, handling approximately 28 percent of passengers; United Airlines/Continental Airlines is the second-largest carrier, handling approximately 23 percent of passengers. The airport is served by MAT bus #16.

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