Eugene airport

Rachael McDonald

Eugene's usually sleepy airport is going to be bustling this week with Thanksgiving flyers coming and going.

Rachael McDonald

The bus will take people to and from the Eugene Airport starting next month. It's a service that's been in demand for years.

The Eugene airport plans to move a popular art installation during a construction project. This has caused some concern in the community, but the "flying people" aren't going away.


If you've always wanted to work for the TSA, now's your chance. The Transportation Security Administration is hiring full and part time workers at the Eugene Airport.

To be one of those people who runs the x-ray machine and pats down passengers traveling by air, you have to be at least 18. Applicants also must be high school graduates, American citizens, or U.S. nationals, and speak English proficiently.

Nico Melendez is a TSA spokesman out of Los Angeles. He acknowledges the job can be tough.

Karen Richards

Photos were taken Friday evening, June 12. 

Karen Richards

The blimp flying over Eugene the past few days is on a summer farewell tour. Goodyear’s 13-year old “Spirit of America,” is being decommissioned in August.

The blimp is being replaced by a zeppelin, a more maneuverable craft with some internal structure. Eddie Ogden is a historian for Goodyear. He says Eugene is a great location for customer appreciation flights:

Ogden: “We came in to Eugene, because first of all we haven’t been here since 2007, and it was a good stop on the way up to Washington where the U.S. Open is being held.”

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This fall, Eugene air passengers will have a new nonstop flight option. Horizon Air announced today (Monday) they're adding daily direct flights to San Jose.

San Jose was identified over five years ago as an underserved market. A partnership between the Eugene Airport and several economic development groups secured a half-million dollar grant to help establish the new service. Dave Hauser is President of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce:

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About 33-thousand travelers are expected to go through the Eugene Airport during the holiday period. Cathryn Stevens, Assistant Airport Director, says upcoming peak travel days are Friday December 26th and Sunday December 28th. She says to arrive 2 hours ahead of time on those days.

Bay Area Weather Causes Canceled Flights In Eugene

Dec 16, 2014

United Airline flights Monday and Tuesday from Eugene to San Francisco were canceled due to weather conditions in the bay area. KLCC's Claude Offenbacher spoke about it with the Airport's Assistant Director Cathryn Stephens.

Stephens said the configuration of the San Francisco airport means rain as well as fog can wreak havoc. They cause incoming delays. These backups then lead to cancellations.

Stephens:  "So they start having weather down there, and they start having to slow down their arrivals and their departures, their capacity goes way down."

Eugene Airport Has Advice For Holiday Travelers

Nov 25, 2014
Chenue Her

The Eugene Airport anticipates thousands of passengers now through the Thanksgiving weekend.

With all the traffic, airport officials suggest travelers check-in online to avoid lines at the desk. They can also check the airport website in advance to make sure their flights are on schedule.

Airport services manager Casey Boatman says travelers tend to expect the usual short lines, but this time of year, that’s not the case.