The Omaha Airport Authority (BuildOMA.com) announces the approval of plans for significant terminal modernization at Eppley Airfield (OMA). The $950 million Build OMA Terminal Modernization Program will enable long-term growth at Eppley Airfield, nearly doubling the size of the terminal and adding amenities to enhance the travel experience.
Passenger traffic demand has been on the rise in Omaha. In 2023, Eppley Airfield saw its second busiest year in airport history with more than five million total passengers traveling through the airport, exceeding 2019 pre-pandemic activity levels and marking a full recovery from the impacts of COVID-19. Passenger counts in 2023 were also 11% higher than 2022.
As part of the Build OMA Terminal Modernization Program, the Omaha Airport Authority has entered into a contract with Holder Construction for the terminal expansion and renovation work. This contract is inclusive of a new central utility plant announced in July 2023 and already underway to address central heating, cooling and energy needs.
Current construction of the central utility plant serves as an initial phase of the Build OMA Terminal Modernization Program. Expansion and renovation of the terminal will occur in phases to permit ongoing airport operations over multiple years with work scheduled to be completed in 2028.
Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA) is a medium-hub airport that served approximately five million passengers in 2023 and is the largest airport in the State of Nebraska. Eight airlines provide approximately 70 departures per day to 31 nonstop destinations from Eppley Airfield. The Omaha Airport Authority has a mission to provide premier customer service and airport facilities through operational excellence. To learn more about the Omaha Airport Authority’s plan to improve the airport experience for travelers, go to BuildOMA.com.