The peak travel season is upon us and airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) report significant increases in reservations during the Memorial Day holiday period and for the summer. The number of travelers is expected to rise beginning today, with peak travel occurring today (Thursday), May 27th through June 2nd (Wednesday).
JAN is happy to have increased air service to the largest global hubs, with hundreds of worldwide connections to six (6) continents. Southwest Airlines returns to JAN on June 6th, to Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington, Houston (HOU), and Orlando (MCO). Frontier Airlines restarts its seasonal service to MCO on Friday, 5/28.
Delta brings back their mainline B717 jets to Atlanta in early June while increasing their daily frequency, and American begins seaonal Miami service, along with daily increases to their Dallas/Ft. Worth and Charlotte service. United will add a fourth (4th) daily flight to their Houston Intercontinental (IAH) hub this summer.
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 continue vigilance of COVID-19! Remaining in compliance with CDC, and federal 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
• 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 your individual airline.
Have a great summer 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.