Eppley Airfield sees increase in flights, passengers in 2014

OMAHA, Neb. – Eppley Airfield experienced an increase in travelers, larger planes and more routes in 2014.

The airfield grew by 2 percent in passenger traffic. About 4.12 million passengers passed through the airport last year. It is the largest jump the airport has experienced since 2010.

New routes also were added in 2014. Travelers were able to begin taking seasonal nonstop flights from Omaha to Los Angeles International Airport. Airlines added larger planes to serve Omaha and increased capacity by 2 percent. Many 50-seat planes were traded for 76-seat regional jets.

Airport officials hope to add flights to Chicago this year. Allegiant Airlines plans to begin service to Tampa Bay, Fla., on March 5.

Source: Omaha World-Herald

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