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 »

American Airlines Coming to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — American Airlines will join the five other airlines offering flights from the Eugene Airport in June. Airport managers said the new flights will mean approximately 11,000 people departing from the airport each week. Since the airport is adding these flights, passengers won’t be seeing any empty ticket counters at the Eugene Airport. … 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 »

Eugene Airport Adding Frontier

EUGENE, Ore. — Frontier Airlines has announced that they will be adding a new non-stop flight service between Denver and Eugene starting May 16. The initial price of the cheapest ticket for the flight will be $79 each way. Frontier says that the idea for adding the flight route is so that passengers will be … Continue reading »

Passengers Up 3.7% at Eugene Airport

EUGENE, Ore. — Between bowl games and business travel the Eugene Airport reports a record number of passengers traveled through the airport in 2012. Since 2011, the number of passengers increased by about 3.7 percent. Airport managers say in the past five years significant gains have been because of bumps in leisure travel and more … 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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