Airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) report an increase in flight reservations during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The number of travelers is expected to rise this week, with peak travel occurring Tuesday, November 24th through Wednesday, November 25th, and then again on Saturday and Sunday, November 27th and 28th. The peak hours for departing passengers are between 6-8 a.m., 10 a.m. until noon, and then 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. daily.
Know before you go! The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) provides real time information on flights at www.iflyjackson.com. General information on holiday travel, including links to the Transportation Security Administration, airline and rental car reservation sites, and parking availability is found on our website: www.jmaa.com. Remember to arrive two (2) hours prior to your flight departure. For questions on TSA checkpoint rules and regulations, visit www.TSA.gov.
Together we can fight COVID-19! Remaining in compliance with CDC, federal, state and local health and safety mandates, JMAA has implemented measures to keep all passengers, customers, tenants, and employees safe during the COVID-19 era. Those measures include the installation of hand sanitizers throughout JAN and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS); health and safety signage and announcements throughout airports and via social media, reminding passengers of the following:
- wear face coverings
- wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water
- remain home and/or postpone travel when sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms; adhere to floor decals to illustrate practicing six (6) feet of social distancing
- complimentary face masks are available for passengers who do not have face coverings for travel
- plexiglass shields at every airline ticket counter, car rental counter, and shoeshine stand.
Our airline partners American, Delta, and United continue to provide outstanding levels of safety at check-in counters, gate areas, and inside aircraft cabins. For specifics on air carrier health and safety measures, please contact the specific airline.
Happy Holidays from the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority: Your Connection to the World!
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.