Larger Planes Mean More Seats on Flights From Lincoln Airport
Passengers on United Airlines flights between Lincoln and Denver may have noticed a few more seats on those planes. United began flying an Embraer ERJ-175 with a total of 76 seats, including first class seating, on some of the flights earlier this month. United is also planning to add an additional flight to Denver with the larger plane beginning in July. The flight will leave Lincoln at 1:00 p.m. and another flight will depart Denver at 10:00 p.m.
Delta Air Lines plans to continue flying the 76-passenger CRJ-900 between Lincoln and Atlanta throughout the summer. In the past Delta has substituted smaller planes during the summer months.
David Haring, executive director of the Lincoln Airport (LincolnAirport.com), says the move to larger planes is part of a trend in the airline industry. He says passenger traffic from Lincoln remains steady, with flights averaging 80-to-85 percent full. “We’ve been operating near capacity in recent years, so it’s good to have more seats available. It’s also an opportunity to show the airlines that Lincoln will support improved air service,” said Haring. “It’s important that area travelers check LNK every time they fly.”
Haring says recent efforts to add flights and additional destinations to the Lincoln Airport schedule are encouraging.
Travelers can find the latest updates on flight schedules, information on parking and airport services, and the LNK vs. OMA cost comparison tool at LincolnAirport.com.