Omaha Eppley Airfield
The Omaha Eppley Airfield is located five kilometres northeast of Omaha, Nebraska. It is a medium sized hub, and the largest airport in the state. It also serves four other surrounding states. The money from the estate of Eugene C. Eppley was used to convert the original Omaha Municipal Airport into a jet port in 1960. It has one terminal building with 2 concourses and 20 gates. The airport is only for domestic flights.
The terminal building opened in 1961. Concourse B opened in 1972. Concourse A was opened in 1986, and after it opened, Concourse B was remodelled. The airport is on the banks of the Missouri River, just on the border of the state of Iowa.
Parking at Omaha Eppley Airfield
The airport has five parking options including long-term parking in two outdoor locations and in a garage. There is also a garage for quick parking as an alternative to driving to the front of the terminal. Surface parking is on the north side of the garage, which is above the rental car return area. The long-term economy parking is also provided with a free shuttle bus to take passengers to and from the terminal. Drivers who stop briefly in front of the terminal to drop or pick up passengers must wait in their cars.
The airport has counters for nine of the top car rental companies located by Door 3. The ready cars are parked in surface parking structure on the first level, which is on the northern side of the six-story parking garage. They can be reached on foot through a covered walkway that is across from Door 5. On the lower level of the terminal building, outside Door 3 is the ground transportation centre.
The Omaha Eppley Airfield has small and large conference rooms for rent. They are in the north terminal on the upper level. The airport offers wireless Internet free. There is signal throughout the airport and connection is automatic.
Passengers with special needs should contact their airline at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure time and explain their request. There are handicapped parking stalls on each floor of the parking garage on both the south and north ends near the elevator lobbies. Handicapped parking places are also in the surface parking areas. The shuttle bus from the economy parking lots are wheelchair accessible.
Pet exercise areas for service animals are at the north and south ends of the terminal. There are signs marking the place. The Skycap service will also help with wheelchair assistance if they are informed in advance of the arrival of the passenger at the airport. The airport police who are near the front of the terminal can be asked for help with special needs passengers. The airport has telephones for the hearing impaired.
For items lost while going through security, the Local Customer Support Manager of the TSA should be contacted. For items lost in the airport, the Airport Police should be contacted, and for items lost on an aircraft, the specific airline should be contacted.
Eppley Airfield has five cargo and mail terminals. There is 24-hour postal facility in the mail terminal complex. The airport also has a currency exchange counter in the terminal building. Two ATMs are in the main terminal complex with 24-hour service.