The Omaha Airport Authority completed a comprehensive update to the Airport Master Plan for Eppley Airfield in October of 2014.
The Master Plan outlined a long-term approach for maintaining, improving and expanding the Airport facilities to keep up with passenger demand.
Since the completion of the Master Plan, passenger activity at the Airport has increased from 1.2% growth in 2015, to 4.3% in 2016 and 6.0% in 2017.
In 2018 for the first time in Eppley Airfield’s history, over 5 million passengers traveled through the Airport. This is an increase of 9.4% from 2017.
In response to this growth, the Omaha Airport Authority has moved forward with projects from the Master Plan. These include the new North Garage and Rental Car Facility, which opened in the summer of 2019, and various airfield pavement replacements. The next major project will include a phased approach to the improvements of Eppley Airfield’s terminal facilities.
Terminal Modernization Program Overview
With the new North Garage and Rental Car Facility now complete, the Omaha Airport Authority is embarking on the next phase of the Master Plan – the Terminal Modernization Program (TMP).
The TMP is a modernization, renovation and expansion of the existing terminal facilities. A modern terminal will position Eppley Airfield to support passengers for decades to come.
Preliminary Terminal Modernization Program Concept
In March 2019, as the first step of this program, the Omaha Airport Authority contracted with a design-build team led by Holder Construction to plan, design and construct the program. Through 2019 this team has worked to update and validate the previous Master Plan concept in preparation for advancing the planning concept into design.
This process resulted in an updated terminal concept that reflects the needs of today’s travelers while providing the flexibility to continue to grow and expand to accommodate up to 8 million annual passengers in the long term.
Preliminary Site Plan and Roadway Improvements Concept
Each step of the Terminal Modernization Program construction will be initiated systematically based upon passenger demand for the facilities.
Construction of these improvements could begin as early as late 2020 or early 2021.
Improvements will open in phases as they are completed with all facilities anticipated to be complete by 2025.
Stay tuned to this page for further updates of the program as the design progresses and construction begins!