EUGENE — January 9, 2017 —American Airlines will add service between Eugene and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on June 2, an addition the air service development team at the Eugene Airport has been working on for several years.
“We are thrilled to have service to Phoenix Sky Harbor available again as an option for our passengers,” said Eugene Airport Director Tim Doll, A.A.E. “This new service will provide much needed east-bound seat capacity and provide a nonstop connection to the Phoenix market warranted by passenger demand.”
Eugene had nonstop service to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport from September 1999 to October 2008, lastly on US Airways. In December 2013, US Airways Group merged with AMR Corporation to form the American Airlines Group in operation today.
American Airlines began nonstop service between Eugene and Los Angeles International Airport in June 2013. American previously served EUG from July 2, 1985 to September 10, 1993, with flights to Portland, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Jose.
“Having a nonstop connection to Phoenix Sky Harbor again is great for our community,” said Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce President Dave Hauser. “Along with the additional seat capacity, this route links passengers directly to the sixth-largest city in the U.S., potentially building business connections.”
Passenger traffic at the Eugene Airport increased 24% from 2011 to 2016 and seat capacity remained at a high percentage. The daily service will operate on a 2-class CRJ700 jet with Wi-Fi, operated by SkyWest as American Eagle. With the addition of the EUG-PHX service, there will be approximately 11,800 weekly departing seats available at the Eugene Airport.
The following is the schedule for American’s Eugene service. These flights will be available for booking now at AA.COM.
Eugene-Phoenix Sky Harbor (beginning June 2, 2017)
|EUG-PHX||11:38 a.m.||2:23 p.m.||7 days/week||CRJ700 70-seat|
|PHX-EUG||1:35 p.m.||4:25 p.m.||7 days/week||CRJ700 70-seat|