News & Events


NOTICE:  The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone will be banned from Air Transportation effective October 15, 2016.  Passengers can call 1-800-SAMSUNG or 1-800-726-7864 or visit Samsung's website.

To read Article go to: DOT Bans all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones from Airplanes.

AWARD OF MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE: Operations Manager Doug Brown was awarded the 2016 Medal of Excellence received during the Federal Aviation Administration Part 139 Inspection in August of 2016.   This is the 12th year in a row the Central Nebraska Regional Airport has received this award. 

Duo's Guard Sleekline Canopy Welcomes Passengers to Central Nebraska Regional more

Please see the article and FAA warning about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phone on airplanes.  Pass this on to your family and friends. 

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

A Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey stopped by the Central Nebraska Regional Airport on September 8, 2016.

The Ageless Aviation provided rides at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport on May 31, 2016.  The Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation is a non-profit organization established and dedicated to honoring seniors and United States military veterans was at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport. The Foundation provides Dream Flights in a Boeing Stearman biplane, the same aircraft used to train many military aviators in the 1940’s.The primary focus is on individuals living in long-term care communities.  Their Mission is to“Give Back To Those Who Have Given”.  For more information go to

Ageless Aviation

The Central Nebraska Regional Airport was filled with upwards to a thousand onlookers and family members to greet the Vietnam Veteran Hero Flight on May 2, 2016. The Patriot Guard greeted the Veterans as they walked down the ramp and the Vets were cheered on by onlookers waiving flags. The Northwest High School band played a medley of songs honoring each branch of the service.   Mayor Jeremy Jensen presented the Veterans with a "Key to the City" and thanked them for their service. It was quite an emotional time for those attending.

Vietnam Veterans Hero Flight

Brand New Passenger Terminal opens at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI)
Debra Potratz, Lynne Werner, Ken Caldwell, Joe Cook, Brian Quandt, Mike Olson, Ron Depue, Michelle Setlik and Annette Schimmer
Board Chair Lynne Werner welcomes everyone to the brand new terminal.

Over 400 community members attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Passenger Terminal on April 5, 2016.

Executive Director Mike Olson, AAE talks to the News Media about the Orlando flight

Allegiant announces flights from Central Nebraska Regional Airport (GRI) to Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB) starting November 7, 2015.  The new seasonal flights will operate once a week (Saturday) and fly nonstop using an MD-80 or A319 jet.

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Allegiant News Release



Construction workers at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport were treated on July 2, 2015 as the A-OK ladies served them sack lunches from Afternooners' and thanked them for a job well done. The crew from Hausmann Construction took a break from working on the new Passenger Terminal and lined up to receive a sandwich and a drink. The crew was very appreciative to receive this Act of Kindness as seen by the smiles as they went through the line. Lunch was also provided to Chief Construction crew working on the new General Aviation Terminal.