Oregon Wines Fly Free on Alaska Airlines

EUGENE, Ore. – A new partnership will allow visitors to Oregon to bring home local wines, by air. Alaska Airlines, the Oregon Wind Board and Travel Oregon have partnered together to start the Oregon Wines Fly Free program. Starting September 10, up to a case of Oregon wine can fly home with visitors free of … 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 »

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 »

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 »