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  • Medford airport statistics and other news about air and ground transportation in Southern Oregon
Updated Jul 12, 2016 at 5:57 PM

When United is in demand, Medford airport records fall. For every two passengers flying the Friendly Skies a year ago, three made the journey in June, propelling the Medford airport to its highest monthly total ever of 80,273. United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines racked up a 51.7 percent year-over-year increase, accounting for 25,177 passengers. "There is demand, and we are always going to meet that demand," said Charlie Hobart, a United spokesman based in Chicago.

Updated Jun 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM

United Express is making a comeback in the Rogue Valley. The remnant of a legacy airline that once flew Boeing 737s into the Medford airport has played second fiddle to Alaska Air Group for a decade. United and United Express formed a...

Updated May 25, 2016 at 5:20 PM

The demise of ocean-going container traffic through Portland is indicative of global shipping woes, but it's unlikely to spark higher consumer prices. Edward Zaninelli, president of Griffin Creek Consulting, who deals with international...

Updated May 19, 2016 at 5:11 PM

A statewide panel charged with assessing Oregon's future transportation needs found the ability to handle a Cascadia subduction zone earthquake a top priority across the state. The Governor's Transportation Vision Panel released its final...

Updated May 10, 2016 at 5:09 PM

With larger planes on the tarmac and two more daily departures than a year ago, some folks mistakenly think they can show up at the airport and score a last-minute deal. "Most people are ignorant of the fact the planes are flying full,"...

Posted May 8, 2016 at 11:01 PM

WHITE CITY — A $170,000 upgrade on the Rogue Valley Terminal Railroad Corp. short line is among five regional transportation projects ConnectOregon VI is considering. The proposed project would improve three track switches,...

Updated Apr 13, 2016 at 5:11 PM

Travelers continue to do their part to make the Medford airport look good. The question remains, however, whether airlines will add more direct-flight destinations or additional airlines will enter the local market. The Medford...

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