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Non-Stop Flights Between Eugene And Hollywood Established With Arrival Of Avelo Airlines

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The Eugene Airport is among 12 destinations chosen for a new, startup budget airline’s inaugural lineup. 

  

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Kari Westlund, president and CEO of Travel Lane County.

Starting May 12th, Avelo Airlines will connect Eugene with the Hollywood-Burbank Airport in California, four days a week.

Kari Westlund, CEO of Travel Lane County, says there’s real potential for the new service.

”We’re really excited about the opportunity to go down into that marketplace and work on bringing overnight visitors up to Lane County," Westlund told KLCC.

"We’re going to go into that market and line up with the motivators that we have here that draw visitors, and of course we’re always happy when we have liaisons with the film industry who we hope come into Oregon and work their craft here.”

In a press release from the Eugene Airport, it's said that the flight will be carried out with Avelo’s 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Passengers may choose from seating options which includes 129 standard slimline 29-inch pitch seats, and an extra-legroom section with 60 seats.

The scheduled flight times (all times local PST) are:

BUR to EUG: 7:10 am – 9:15 am

EUG to BUR: 9:55 am – 12:10 pm

“We are thrilled to have been selected as one of the inaugural airports to be served by America’s first new mainline airline in more than a decade,” said Acting Eugene Airport Director Cathryn Stephens, A.A.E. “We are very excited about the addition of service to Hollywood Burbank Airport which will provide one more nonstop travel option for passengers in our region. It’s one more reason to fly local, fly EUG!”

Southwest Airlines recently announced it too is establishing flights in and out of the Eugene Airport.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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