Business down at Eugene Airport

Total landings at Eugene Airport dip 9.7% from 2008, but business is better than other small airports.

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The total landings at Eugene Airport fell 9.7% from 2008 numbers, while the total number of passengers was down 5.9%.

But Airport Director Tim Doll says the airport still saw a good year compared to others of similar size.

The down year took a toll on the airport’s finances as well. Revenue declined $437,224 from 2008 to $7.1 million in 2009, Doll said. Expenses increased by $134,000 last year to $6.39 million. The airport, owned and operated by the city of Eugene, is self-supporting and receives no general fund revenue.

Bruce Tecklenburg, a senior air service consulant for Mead & Hunt who consults for the Eugene Airport, said what’s going on in Eugene mirrors what’s going on statewide and nationally.

Read the full story at The Register-Guard.

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