Atlanta Home to World’s Busiest Airport

(CNN) — Atlanta is still home to the busiest passenger airport in the world, according to the latest traffic report from Airports Council International. It says 94.4 million passengers went through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2013. That is down more than 1 percent from the year before. Beijing Capital International Airport ranked second with … Continue reading »

Grant Pays for Runway Repavement

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Cottage Grove Airport will soon be getting a face-lift, thanks to $2 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The funds will be used to replace the runway at the Cottage Grove State Airport, or Jim Wright Field. The city manager says it’s been close to 20 years since the … Continue reading »

Update: Additional Flights Delayed

EUGENE, Ore. — Last minute travelers heading to Oregon airports should be aware of possible delays. Weather in the East is changing travel times for some. Four flights to San Francisco were delayed early Monday morning. Sunday night , there were minor delays due to weather in other regions of the country. In Portland, dozens … Continue reading »

Winter Weather Causes Flight Delays

EUGENE, Ore. — A winter storm in other parts of the country is having a rippling effect on flights out of the Eugene Airport. With Christmas just around the corner, hundreds of people are traveling through the Eugene Airport Sunday. But while a number of flights out of the airport were delayed or canceled Sunday … Continue reading »

Pilot Forced to Land Plane on its Belly

FLORENCE, Ore. — A Florence pilot did some quick thinking Friday when he was forced to land his plane without landing gear. An airport volunteer says the pilot knew his gear wasn’t coming down so he made a flyby, which confirmed to airport officials that his gear was indeed not coming down. The airport says … Continue reading »

B-17 Bomber on Display

EUGENE, Ore. — A piece of World War II history is spending the weekend at the Eugene Airport. One of the remaining 13 active B-17 bombers in the country, the Aluminum Overcast, arrived in Eugene Friday is on display on the tarmac and in the air. “I come every time a B-17 comes to town. … Continue reading »

Frontier Airlines Takes Flight in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Frontier Airlines’ first flight out of Eugene is about to take flight. Two pilots, originally from the Eugene area, will fly be flying in Thursday. And then, Thursday afternoon the 138-seat Airbus 319 will depart on its inaugural flight from Eugene to Denver. Frontier Airlines will offer the non-stop service three times … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport Turns 70 Years Old

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport celebrated a major milestone Wednesday: 70 years of commercial flights. United Airlines was the first scheduled flight back in 1943. The airport kicked off its celebration Wednesday morning with cake and a live band. The director says Eugene’s airport is a vital part of the community. “It’s great. It’s … Continue reading »

Airport Celebrates 70 Years of Service

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport is celebrating a major milestone Wednesday: 70 years of commercial air service. United Airlines started offering flights out of Eugene on May 1, 1943. Service has changed a lot in that time and now offers six airlines–its most ever. The airport’s celebrating in several ways. Click here for a … Continue reading »

FAA Furloughs May Cause Delays

EUGENE, Ore. — Sequestration, the government-approved budget cuts, forced the FAA to furlough a tenth of its air traffic controllers. The FAA warns as many as 6,700 flights could be delayed every day because there aren’t enough eyes to watch them all. The cuts make it more difficult for travelers at larger airports; but at … Continue reading »

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