Sioux City airport busier because of flooding


July 11th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The Sioux City airport is benefiting from the flooding along the Missouri River because it has become harder for people to drive to Omaha’s airport. The flooding has closed sections of Interstate 29 in Iowa and a number of other roads, so getting to Omaha’s larger Eppley Airfield can be challenging.

Sioux Gateway Airport manager Kurt Miller says ticket sales are higher than average right now. Miller says the longer the flooding lasts, the more likely it is that people who live near Sioux City will consider flying out of the smaller airport in northwest Iowa.