Eugene Oregon Airport History

The construction of the Eugene Air Park allowed all aviation operations of Eugene to be managed from it from 1919 until 1943 when the current Mahlon Sweet Field was built. During the World War II, the airfield was used by the United States Army Air Forces, the aerial warfare service of the United States of America.

The first airline to serve the airport was the United Airlines which has helped the flights from Oregon to Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco in June 1944 for the first time. In 1947 the West Coast Airlines started their airline operations in the airport as well, the first flight managed by the airline were to San Francisco, Portland, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Boise.

In Summer 1968 the Air West served the flights to San Francisco with several stops, Los Angeles, Boise, Pasco, Denver, Tucson, Yakima, Redding, and Redmond.

In July 1979 the Frontier Airlines served the direct flight from Eugene to Denver via Salt Lake City.

The Oregon Airlines under the management of the Horizon Air began its operation in the late 1970s and by the time of 1981 started to provide flights to Seattle and Portland.

In 1985 the American Airlines began to provide flight from Eugene to Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago.

In Fall 1984 the Cascade Airways began flying from Eugene to Portland, Medford, and also to Seattle, Calgary, Spokane later via the British twinjet. 

In 1989 the US Airways began flying from Eugene to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Medford.

In September 1999 the America West Express started regional flights to Phoenix under the management of the Mesa Airlines.