thenewguy wrote:So based on what little I know of air traffic, Eppley should be sufficiently long enough to support take off/landing of 747 aircraft. I don't think we are near the passenger threshold to warrant such large aircraft in and out of there, but it should at least be possible, right?
So yeah as others said, within the last 2 months Delta and United the last two domestic airlines flying 747s both retired their fleets and neither had been really doing a lot of domestic flying of them other than charters. But beyond that, a plane of that size is a ton of seats to try and fill. United's configuration was a total of 374 seats. For comparison United is operating 5 different flights from Omaha to Denver today. The total number of seats on all 5 flights combined is 370...
Ryan Air wrote:So while OMA runways may be within the limitations of a particular aircrafts, there could be taxiways restrictions.
For sure no gate accommodations.
The only one that I'm aware of at Eppley is for any group IV or larger aircraft so 757's and larger basically is that they can't use the inner taxiway between gates 14-16 (presumably United 757 related back when they used to fly them here regularly).