Nebraska’s airport system makes valuable contributions to the communities it serves, providing access to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Nebraska’s Airports are a dynamic part of the state’s economy.











Aviation jobs and commerce at airports are essential components of the communities they serve. Aviation activity can greatly influence economic growth and development not only locally, but statewide. This Economic Impact Study analyzes aviation’s overall role in the state’s economy to help inform state decision-making.

The Nebraska airport system consists of 80 airports, all of which are available for use by the public. Scheduled commercial airline service can be found at nine of these airports, with the other 71 airports dedicated to serving the needs of general aviation. These general aviation airports feature a vast array of facilities and activities. 

The Nebraska Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (NDOT DOA) teamed with George Butler Associates (GBA), Olsson Associates, Marr-Arnold Planning, Kimley-Horn, Inc. and Dr. Christopher Becker of the University of Omaha to conduct an economic impact study titled Nebraska Aviation Counts!







Tools For Airports


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Aviation Impacts Presentation


Economic Model








Lincoln Office

3431 Aviation Road

Lincoln, Nebraska 68524

Tel: 402.471.2371


Kearney Office

5065 Airport Road

Kearney, Nebraska 68847

Tel: 308.865.5696