Eugene Airport to receive $12.7 million for improvements

Friday, July 21, 2023

By: News Staff


EUGENE, Ore. – According to a release from the U.S. Senate’s Office, Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden announced today that Eugene Airport will be receiving $12,669,789 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for infrastructure improvements.

“Regional airports are critical to the safety and success of communities across the state,” said Senator Merkley. “Eugene Airport serves as a regional travel hub for business and pleasure. These federal investments will help ensure the airport infrastructure is up to date and to further support the economic prosperity and safety of Eugene and the surrounding communities for years to come.”

“Given the recent news that travel through Eugene’s airport has climbed significantly, this news is especially welcome,” Wyden said. “This federal infrastructure investment will ensure residents and small businesses in Eugene and the entire region have a safe airport they can count upon for the smoothest possible landings and takeoffs.”

This FAA funding is part of the FY23 Airport Improvement Program which supports airport improvement projects to strengthen aviation infrastructure.