Lincoln Airport Authority Reducing On-site Staff to Preserve Safety, Public Health During COVID-19 Response

As the coronavirus continues to affect travel operations, the airport will only have essential staff on-site while transitioning other employees to remote work.

LINCOLN, Neb — April 8, 2020 — To keep the public and its staff as safe as possible while  remaining operational during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lincoln Airport Authority’s Board of Directors voted last week to shift to essential-only, remote-access staffing.

Effective April 2, all administrative offices will be closed until further notice.

“This pandemic has affected a wide array of industries in our community, and obviously the travel industry is among them,” said David Haring, executive director of the Lincoln Airport Authority. “Like our fellow businesses and residents who have been so severely impacted, we’re doing our part to ensure the safety of our customers and staff while continuing to operate during this crisis.”

As the coronavirus has spread, airports are staying open as essential infrastructure. Switching to a modified staffing model—keeping only the necessary employees on site and allowing those able to complete their jobs remotely to work from home—makes sure the Lincoln Airport maintains operational readiness and its vital role in the provision of safe and secure transportation. Withdrawing employees that can complete their jobs from home creates a safer environment for travelers and employees who must remain on site.

Airlines operating at the Lincoln Airport are already doing so in a very limited capacity, with service to and from Chicago, Denver and Minneapolis varying on a day-to-day basis.

Individuals who need to attend to business or speak with any members of the airport administrative team should call 402-458-2400 and leave a message with the appropriate party for a follow-up.

About the Lincoln Airport Authority

The Lincoln Airport Authority is the political entity responsible for overseeing the planning, development, operation and maintenance of the Lincoln Airport. Governed by an elected, five-member Board of Directors, the Lincoln Airport Authority strives to position the Lincoln Airport as the premier option for commercial, general and military aeronautical users. For more information, visit LincolnAirport.com, follow @LNKairport on Twitter or check Lincoln Airport out on Facebook.

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