Eppley Airfield is a profitable airfield positioned three miles (5 km) northeast of the middle business region of Omaha, a city in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. It is the largest airport in the state of Nebraska. In addition to the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, Eppley Airfield serves communities throughout eastern Nebraska, western Iowa, northern Kansas, Missouri, and South Dakota. The airport is named for Eugene C. Eppley, the Omaha Eppley Hotel magnate, from whose estate $1 million was used to convert the Omaha Municipal Airport into a jet port in 1959/1960.
The airport is located approximately four miles (6.4 km) northeast of downtown Omaha in East Omaha. Although the airport is in Nebraska and on the west side of the Missouri River, through a geographic oddity it is surrounded on the east, west and south by the state of Iowa.