The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) advises that airlines serving Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) continue to experience passenger travel decline during the COVID-19 period, with daily ad-hoc cancellations being made based on passenger loads and operational considerations. Flights to the major global hubs of Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte (CLT), Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) and Houston (IAH) are still being served multiple times daily from JAN.
JMAA continues to adhere to all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has installed hand sanitizers throughout JAN and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS). JMAA is continuing its long-standing partnership with the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH), as well.
JAN Airport has installed life-sized flu-prevention renderings by artist Jack B. Davis to demonstrate proper hygiene, such as hand-washing and cough-covering techniques in a way that is fun and inviting. These figurines were installed on Monday, March 23rd.
As Your Connection to the World, JMAA strongly encourages passengers to utilize the following safe travel tips:
- Check in online or via mobile device and airline applications when possible;
- Bring sanitary wipes and/or up to 12 oz. of hand sanitizer for personal use and on board aircraft. TSA is now allowing this larger volume during the COVID-19 period;
- Wash hands frequently or use the hand sanitizers installed throughout JAN terminals;
- Practice social distancing of six (6) feet apart.
To further encourage public safety, JMAA has posted CDC guidelines to www.iFlyJackson.com, on JMAA social media platforms, and throughout JAN and HKS. There is also a detailed public service announcement playing overhead at JAN suggesting best hygiene practices.
We encourage all passengers to monitor airlines and www.iFlyJackson.com for any changes to flight status. Check with your airline carrier if you are currently booked for upcoming travel. Their websites will offer up-to-date information on flight schedules and call centers are available for passengers traveling within seventy-two (72) hours. Many changes can be made at the carriers’ online websites. The airlines are working diligently to help any passengers who may need to alter plans.
JAN Airport is experiencing schedule adjustments at various airport concessions (stores, restaurants, etc.) as concessionaires adjust their business models and staffing during this period. Thank you for your understanding during this time of change.
If you are concerned about any potential impact of the COVID-19 virus at your destination, please consult the CDC for a current list of travel advisories: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel
For more information on the COVID-19 virus, please consult the links below:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Mississippi State Dept. of Health (WHO):
The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) operates two airports: Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS). JAN is the busiest airport in Mississippi, situated in the Central part of the state and serving the Capital region of Jackson with over 3,000 acres of property. JAN has service to several of the world’s busiest global hubs and is home to the Mississippi Air National Guard 172nd Airlift Wing. HKS is a general aviation airport and is home to the Mississippi Army National Guard 185th Aviation Brigade. The Authority provides service to over 1 million passengers per year.