An Avelo passenger jet.

An Avelo passenger jet.

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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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Starting May 12, 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.

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Kari Westlund, president and CEO of Travel Lane County.

Kari Westlund, president and CEO of Travel Lane County.

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“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.”

The Eugene Airport said in a press release that the flight will be carried out with Avelo’s 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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 in a press release. “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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