Medford Airport Continues Rebound from Pandemic Lows

The Rogue Valley International Medford Airport (MFR) saw another month of strong passenger travel.

Courtesy of Jackson County Airport Authority

For the month of October, the regional airport saw a total of 84,962 travelers pass through its gates.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the airport saw dramatic losses of passengers flying. Only 49,641 passengers flew in October 2020. Down from the all time monthly high set in 2019, which was 97,253 passengers.

The airport also continues to add more routes and airlines. Direct Medford to Reno flights began to fly at the end of October, courtesy of newcomer aha! Air. While another new startup, Avelo, continues to see success flying direct routes from Medford to Burbank using Boeing 737’s.

As MFR continues to see passenger growth, plans are in the earlier stages of an upgraded master plan to expand the terminal, ramps, and add a second runway.

Two new hotels are on the horizon near the airport as well. A new 132 key, four-floor Marriott has topped out at the nearby Navigators Landing. While a new Hilton branded extended stay hotel is planned for within walking distance of the main terminal.