Eppley Airfield (IATA: OMA, ICAO: KOMA, FAA LID: OMA) or Omaha Airport is a commercial airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the
central business district of Omaha, a city in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. It is the largest airport in the state of Nebraska.
Midwest Airlines established a focus city at Eppley Airfield, which has expanded since that airline's merger with Frontier Airlines. As of February 2012,
all scheduled airline flights from Omaha terminate within the United States. The airport handled more than 4.2 million passengers in 2011. Southwest
Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines are the first-, second-, and third-largest carriers, respectively, and serve about 29 percent, 22 percent,
and 20 percent, respectively, of passengers.
People driving from downtown Omaha must go through Iowa to reach it and conversely people coming from the mainland of Iowa must cross Missouri
River bridges into Nebraska to reach it. This is because the Missouri River formerly formed an oxbow on the west side of the airport. The river cut off
the oxbow during an 1877 flood. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the land now west of the Missouri was part of Iowa.