The Independence week travel period has begun. Airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) report significant increases in reservations for this holiday period and the rest of the summer. The number of travelers is expected to rise beginning today, with peak travel leaving JAN occurring today (Thursday), July 1st through July 3rd (Saturday).
JAN is happy to have increased air service significantly to the largest global hubs, with hundreds of worldwide connections to six (6) continents. Southwest Airlines returned to JAN on June 6th to Atlanta (ATL), Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Houston-Hobby (HOU), and Orlando (MCO). Delta brought back their mainline B717 jets to Atlanta in early June while increasing their daily frequency substantially.
American began its seasonal service, Saturday Miami (MIA) nonstops, restarted their Washington-National (DCA) flight and increased their Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) and Charlotte (CLT) service. United added a fourth (4th) daily flight to their Houston Intercontinental (IAH) hub this summer. Frontier Airlines restarted its twice-weekly service to Orlando on May 28th.
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 compliant with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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, Frontier, Southwest, 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 airline.
Have a great rest of the 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.