This is great news for me as my in-laws live just outside of Eugene and the closest non-stop was into PDX which is a 2 hour drive!! Awesome, AA!!! New flights between EUG and LAX to begin in June Eugene (KMTR) – Beginning in June, another airline will be serving passengers via the Eugene Airport . American Airlines is bringing service back to Eugene , becoming the sixth airline; the most ever to serve Eugene . Starting June 12, American will offer two daily flights to and from Los Angeles . On the same day, American will also start service between Redmond , Oregon , and Los Angeles . American Airlines pulled out of Eugene in 1993 after about four years of service. Eugene Airport Director Tim Doll says it took about six years of discussions with American to get them back. “We've had two record years in a row and that makes a big difference to the airlines,” said Doll. “When they see growth like that happening at the airport they want to be part of it. So they'll add service to it because they know it's going to be successful.” When American starts service in June, there will be nearly 11 thousand departing airline seats from Eugene every week.