A Thousand Flights Delayed Sunday

(CNN) — Sunday is one of the busiest travel days of the year, as millions of people return home after the Thanksgiving holiday. The overall picture was a far cry from Wednesday, when snow snarled traffic on the ground and in the skies for a big chunk of the country. Sunday brought “warmer and more … Continue reading »

Thousands Travel Through Eugene Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — Around 14,000 people are expected to arrive or leave Eugene from the airport during this holiday week, one of the busiest times of the year. Travelers trying to catch a flight earlier said they planned for a busy airport. But, when they arrived they found there weren’t quite as many passengers at … Continue reading »

Ebola Airport Screenings to Begin

(CNN) — Airports are taking the threat of Ebola very seriously, even though some people are not. Passengers on a U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic broke out their cell phones, as four people in Hazmat suits removed another passenger. They say his joke about having Ebola didn’t go over so well. … Continue reading »

FAA Administrator Urges Security Review

(CNN) — The Federal Aviation Administration is launching an internal review following an air traffic control center fire that disrupted travel across the country. USA Today reports the FAA and union representatives will go over safety and security protocols at agency facilities as part of the 30-day review. Hundreds of flights have been canceled since … Continue reading »

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 »

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