Delays at Eugene Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — The deadly crash caused many delays and cancellations around the nation, including the Eugene Airport. The ripple effect lasted all weekend long and into Monday. The 7:37 p.m. flight to the San Francisco airport was cancelled Monday. Two afternoon flights to the Bay area were delayed. Travelers had to wait more than … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport Looks to Develop Hotel

EUGENE, Ore. — Travelers coming into the Eugene Airport won’t have to travel downtown or to Springfield to find a hotel in the near future. The airport will be looking for a developer to build a hotel on the corner of Awbrey Lane and Highway 99. Leasing the land would bring in extra revenue for … Continue reading »

San Francisco Crash Causes Flight Delays

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of passengers at the Eugene Airport faced flight delays or cancellations after a plane crash in San Francisco shut down that airport. Saturday afternoon a long line of travelers waited at the ticket counter to see when their flights would depart. “We’re just hanging out, waiting to find out if we’re … Continue reading »

Eugene Road Construction in Full Swing

EUGENE, Ore. — This week will be a busy one for road construction in Eugene. Work began Monday on Fifth Avenue from Blair Boulevard to High Street. Lincoln Street to Washington Street will be closed for reconstruction. Tenth Avenue from Jefferson to Olive streets will also be under construction, as well as some parts of … Continue reading »

Eugene Airport Adds American Airlines

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Airport added its sixth airline under its wings Wednesday afternoon with American Airlines’ inaugural flight. City leaders and airport officials say it will bring passengers from farther places and add more diversity to the city of Eugene. “We’re really excited. It’s a great thing. American was here 20 years ago … Continue reading »

Plane Enthusiasts Compete at Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a competition of airplane speed and agility, but the pilots are all on the ground. About 100 participants are gathered at the Eugene Airport this weekend for the 43rd annual Northwest Control-Line Regionals. The pilots tested their model planes in a number of competitions, from racing and dog fighting to precision … 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 »

B-17 Bomber to Visit Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Look up in the sky this weekend, and you may get a glimpse of World War II history. The B-17 Bomber Aluminum Overcast is set to arrive Friday. It’s one of only 13 fortresses still flying. This war bird travels the U.S. letting people see and experience American history. Ground tours are … 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 »

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