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Eugene Airport

Airport information
Airport typePublic
OperatorCity of Eugene
LocationLane County, near Eugene, Oregon
Elevation114 m (374 ft)

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Eugene Airport , also known as Mahlon Sweet Field, is a public airport located 7 miles (11 km) northwest of Eugene, in Lane County, Oregon. Owned and operated by the City of Eugene, it is the fifth-largest airport in the Pacific Northwest, providing commercial air service to a six-county region in mid-Oregon. The modern terminal building has "A" gates on the upper level and "B" gates, ticketing, and baggage claim on the lower level. The airport also has an expanded air cargo facility to serve the growing air cargo demands of the region, and two fixed base operators (FBOs) to handle general aviation needs. The airport served approximately 740,000 passengers in 2007.

The airport was named for Mahlon Sweet (1886 - 1947), a Eugene automobile dealer who was a strong supporter of aviation and pushed to get the now-defunct Eugene Air Park built in 1919, followed by the current airfield in 1943.

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