Eppley Airfield alerts travelers to parking crunch
Omaha airport tweeted a notice Wednesday morning
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - If you’ve been to Eppley Airfield recently, you know it’s been tough to find a parking spot.
Eppley blames it on high travel demand, tweeting about the issue on Wednesday morning:
In its short statement on social media, the airport authority warned flyers about “limited availability.” A look at FlyOMA.com around midday Wednesday provided some eye-popping numbers:
- Premier-level parking had just 3% availability, meaning 569 spots had already been taken.
- The south garage had merely 2% availability with more than 1,300 spots occupied and just 21 open as of Wednesday afternoon.
- The north garage, however, had no availability; all 1,380 stalls were listed as occupied — nearly 2,000, if you include the rooftop.
Steve McCoy, chief information officer with the Omaha Airport Authority, told 6 News there are primarily two reasons for the parking crunch:
First, there’s been an increase in midweek business travelers, he said. And there has been a shift since the COVID-19 pandemic to flyers preferring to use the parking garages on-site rather than park in lots farther away from the airport.
The best advice if you are heading to the airport and want to park on-site: Try the south economy lot. where 2/3 of the lot is vacant. You will likely get a space there.
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