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 »

Travelers Notice Increased Security

EUGENE, Ore. — Runners flying back home across the country are experiencing a lot more airport security. Travelers who landed in Eugene Tuesday told KEZI 9 News that security in some airports was more attentive than usual. They say TSA agents seemed like they were on edge and there were long delays getting through security. … Continue reading »

Airport Busy with Spring Break Travelers

EUGENE, Ore. — This Friday was the last day of class before spring break for many local schools, but some people got a head start on traveling out of the Eugene Airport. It was also one of the busiest days of the year at the airport. And due to new flights offered at the airport, … Continue reading »

TSA Changes Weapon Policy

EUGENE, Ore. — The TSA announced starting next month it will allow previously banned small knives, baseball bats and even golf clubs aboard flights. The policy change is aimed at allowing the TSA to focus on larger safety threats. “No, I am not particularly scared of knives being allowed. I think the vast majority of … Continue reading »

Frontier Airlines to Arrive in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Major changes will land at the Eugene Airport soon, a new airline is coming to town. Airport managers announced Monday morning that Frontier Airlines will begin servicing the Eugene Airport starting in May. The airline will provide non-stop flights to and from Denver, a big incentive for passengers looking to travel east. … Continue reading »

Five Travel Trends for 2013

(CNN) — As the holiday season wraps up, many are thinking about travel for 2013. USA Today is reporting the top five trends to look out for this year. Number one: Expect to pay more for your plane tickets. Or at the very best, don’t plan on getting any great deals. Number two: You’re going … Continue reading »

Post-Christmas Travel Steady at Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — Airport traffic died down a little, but passenger flow is still steady in Eugene as travelers go to and from Christmas destinations. The Eugene Airport was about as busy Wednesday as it was Christmas Eve, and luckily only a few delays flashed on the screens, keeping commuters in good spirits. Many were … Continue reading »

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