$500 Million Modernization Planned for Omaha Airport

$500 Million Modernization Planned for Omaha Airport
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OMAHA, NE. June 13, 2019 – Omaha’s airport (OMA) is planning to make traveling more convenient for flyers with a $500 million modernization plan that will expand and reshape the airport within five years. The project is in response to steady passenger growth and airline investment in Omaha.

“Omaha’s airport is now one of the top ten fastest-growing large airports in the country,” said Keith Backsen, executive director for Visit Omaha. “Last year the airport surpassed five million passengers - a record, and since 2013 the number of nonstop flights from Omaha has doubled to 34, a true testament to the growth our city is experiencing.” 

The redesigned airport will have a single linear concourse leading to the airline gates and a consolidated security checkpoint that will make it more efficient for travelers. The airport will also improve its check-in lobby, baggage claim, food, concessions, and retail spaces. Planning will take place over the next six months before specific plans for the airport’s future layout are finalized.

Omaha’s airport is a quick four miles to the downtown convention district, which is also experiencing tremendous growth that includes: a $300 million riverfront redevelopment project and a $500 million plan to better connect Omaha’s Old Market Entertainment District to Heartland of America Park and lake.

Click here for a map of all nonstop air service offered in Omaha.

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