Eugene Airport to Expand Terminal

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport is getting ready for construction. Traffic has increased at the Eugene Airport over the last couple of years, and now the terminal building will undergo a major expansion project to accommodate the increase in passengers. The nearly $17 million project aims to relieve some congestion points around the airport, … Continue reading »

Travelers React to Ebola

EUGENE, Ore. — News that the second Ebola patient traveled before she was diagnosed has some people wondering if the virus could be making its way west and how it could impact travel. In a release by Frontier Airlines, the company she was flying with, crew members say that she didn’t show any signs of … Continue reading »

Frontier Airlines to Leave EUG

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport is saying goodbye to yet another flight. Frontier Airlines is getting rid of its direct route to Denver. A few months ago, for entirely different reasons, United dropped an express flight to Portland, and now, after a two-season run, Frontier will exit the Eugene market at the end of … Continue reading »

Responders Train for Airport Emergencies

EUGENE, Ore. — Local first responders, airport personnel and the city of Eugene took part in an emergency training at the Eugene airport Wednesday. The FAA requires testing every year to meet requirements, but the other two years only require a partial exercise or a test. Wednesday, the airport brought out multiple emergency responders and … Continue reading »

Groups Hosts Race On Plane Runway

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds made their way to the Eugene airport Saturday morning for the annual 5K On The Runway event. In an effort to beat the summer heat and encourage greater family involvement, this year’s event took place on a Saturday morning. Things got started with a pancake breakfast and an Air Fair, where … Continue reading »

Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — An emergency landing at the Eugene airport Thursday afternoon. Alaska Airlines says the plane oven was overheating and began to emit smoke. As a safety precaution, the pilots were forced to do an emergency landing at about 2 p.m. All 122 passengers and their luggage were moved off the flight. A new … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport Remodels Terminal Lobby

EUGENE, Ore. — A year of construction at the Eugene Airport is finally complete, and the public got its first look at all the work Wednesday. There are now brand new ticket counters and monitors, and the lobby space has been opened up. Airport officials say the goal of the project was to move the … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport Travelers Up in 2013

EUGENE, Ore. — Business is taking off at the Eugene Airport. A record number of people traveled through the airport in 2013. Airport officials say 863,000 travelers arrived or departed from Eugene in 2013. That’s 6.7 percent more than the previous year, and it’s the third consecutive year a record has been set. An improved … Continue reading »

Weather Causing Delays at Eugene Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — It may be hundreds of miles away, but the winter blast in the Midwest and Northeast is leaving some travelers stranded for days at the Eugene Airport. Flights in and out of Eugene were mostly on time Tuesday, but its flights in other parts of the country that are causing the delays. … Continue reading »

Busy Travel Day at Eugene Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — Tuesday was the last minute mad dash for travelers to get to their holiday destinations. The lines to board at the Eugene Airport weren’t that long, but there were large crowds of people waiting for their friends and family who were delayed coming in from other cities. Grant Jones said he spent … Continue reading »

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