The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) happily announces the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) runways and taxiways are currently clear and the airport has safely reopened.
Early Friday afternoon, temperatures in the area began to rise steadily. The favorable weather conditions aided the Public Safety & Operations team as they began another round of deicing to the runways and taxiways. While JAN has safely reopened, temperatures are expected to dip below freezing again later tonight. JMAA Operations will be monitoring for any refreezing and will re-treat the runways and taxiways as needed.
At this time, conditions at Hawkins Field Airport (HKS) remain unfavorable and it will remain temporarily closed until at least midday, Saturday, February 20, 2021. JMAA’s focus continues to be the health and safety of all passengers, tenants, and airport employees.
At the beginning of the week-long severe winter weather, the JMAA Public Safety & Operations team proactively began deicing the runways and taxiways at both JAN and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS). When conditions were deemed too severe and remained near or below freezing, JMAA temporarily closed the airports to ensure the safety of all passengers and airport employees.
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.