Southwest Airlines serves approximately 29 percent of all passengers at Omaha Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska, making it the largest and most popular carrier at the airport. The Dallas-based airline offers flights to a number of domestic destinations from Omaha. These include Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, and St. Louis. Southwest, which operates out of Concourse B, provides flights on five of the top ten most popular routes from Omaha. The most popular destination that is served solely by Southwest from Omaha is Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois. Southwest serves more than 180,000 passengers each year on this particular route.
Delta Air Lines is the second most popular carrier at Omaha Eppley Airfield. The carrier is responsible for handling approximately 22 percent of all passenger traffic at the airport. The airline’s mainline operation offers non stop flights to Atlanta and Minneapolis/St. Paul, while Delta Connection flights travel to the additional destinations of Memphis, Salt Lake City and Detroit. Delta Connection flights are operated by third-party carriers including Compass Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines and Shuttle America. All Delta flights depart from Concourse A.
The third largest commercial carrier at Omaha Eppley Airfield is United Airlines, which serves approximately 20 percent of the airport’s passengers each year. United passengers can travel to Chicago’s O’Hare airport and Denver International Airport using the airline’s mainline service. Additionally, they can use United Express to reach destinations like Houston and Newark. The United Express flights are operated by ExpressJet Airlines, GoJet Airlines, Shuttle America, and SkyWest Airlines. All United flights leave from Concourse B. United is the sole provider of flights from Omaha to Houston. This route serves approximately 94,000 passengers each year, making it the ninth most popular from Omaha.
American Airlines has a small presence at Omaha Eppley Airfield, but its flights reach two very popular destinations. Passengers can use the airline’s mainline service to reach Dallas/Fort Worth, or they can use the American Eagle program to fly to Chicago-O’Hare airport. American is the only provider of flights to Dallas/Fort Worth from Omaha, and these flights serve more than 180,000 passengers annually. American operates out of Concourse A.
The mainline service of US Airways provides regular, non-stop service to Phoenix, Arizona from Omaha. Passengers can also reach the destinations of Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina, by using the US Airways Express program. US Airways Express flights are operated by Mesa Airlines and Republic Airlines.