Freight activity at the Medford airport rose by nearly 29 percent in November, according to data compiled by Jackson County.

Freight activity at the Medford airport rose by nearly 29 percent in November, according to data compiled by Jackson County.

A total of 430,399 pounds of cargo was transported in and out of airport, up from the 333,990 pounds in November 2009. For the year, the airport has seen a gain of nearly 3.5 percent, but will need a strong December to avoid a fifth-straight annual decline based on overall weight.

About 54 percent of the freight was shipped into Southern Oregon.

— Greg Stiles