The Lincoln Airport experienced its second consecutive year of growth in passenger traffic in 2014. The number of commercial airline passengers flying in and out of Lincoln grew by 2 percent. United, Delta and their partner airlines and charter operators carried 288,082 travelers through Lincoln’s gates in 2014, which is about 4,400 more than in 2013.
The addition of daily flights between Lincoln and Atlanta on Delta Air Lines provided the biggest boost in passengers. Nearly 12,000 travelers used the service between its introduction on Sept. 3 and Dec. 31. The new service is off to a good start, with outbound flights averaging about 70 percent full.
Passenger traffic through Lincoln on United Airlines declined in 2014, but about two-thirds of that reduction occurred last January. Bad weather forced numerous cancellations and delays, especially through United’s hub in Chicago.
Airfares from Lincoln continue to be very competitive with Omaha. A recent random comparison showed that on comparable flights to 25 domestic destinations, the cost of a one-way ticket from Lincoln is within $50 of the Omaha price about two-thirds of the time. On a number of flights it’s less expensive to fly from Lincoln. 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.