The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) has extended its temporary closure for Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS) until at least 11:00 pm/CST, Friday, February 19, 2021, due to continued extreme icing conditions on the runways and taxiways.
Deicing procedures were deployed prior to and during the first wave of severe weather. However, weather conditions remained near or below freezing. The second wave of severe wintry weather of Wednesday challenges the reopening of JAN and HKS.
Should weather conditions decline further, the JAN and HKS closures may be extended. JMAA’s focus continues to be the health and safety of all passengers, tenants, and airport employees. JMAA’s Public Safety & Operations team will continue assessing the conditions of the runways and taxiways to determine when to safely reopen both airports.
More details will be released when available. For flight inquiries, passengers are encouraged to contact their individual airline.
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.