Omaha airports prepare to park hundreds of planes this weekend

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — As shareholders fly in to town for the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting, Eppley and Millard airports have cleared space to valet incoming aircraft. Eppley Airfield expects around 103,000 passengers to fly in and out of the city this weekend.

"The commercial carriers are also bringing in extra flights and larger aircraft for this event as well," TAC Air general manager Mike Wilwerding said. "This is by far the busiest weekend of the year for Eppley."

The airport is going to be packed not only with travelers, but also parked planes. Fixed-base operators like TAC Air expect Eppley to shut down taxi lanes to make room for jets and other small planes.

"Historically, we've been seeing between 100 to 120 aircraft here Friday night overnight here," Wilderding said. "We work with other airfield tenants to use space in front of their hangars and basically every bit of concrete they can use to park a plane."

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