The peak Labor Day travel period has begun and airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) report significant increases in reservations for this end of summer holiday time. The number of travelers is expected to rise starting today, and peak departing travel will occur from today (Wednesday), September 1st through September 3rd (Friday).
JAN is happy to provide significantly increased air service to the largest global hubs, with worldwide connections to six (6) continents. Southwest Airlines (WN) returned to JAN this summer, serving Atlanta (ATL), Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Houston-Hobby (HOU), and Orlando (MCO), totaling seven (7) flights per day on B737 aircraft. Delta Air Lines (DL) has upgraded their aircraft type to all-mainline B717 jets destined for the Atlanta hub, flying between six (6) and eight (8) flights a day.
American (AA) has seasonal Miami (MIA) nonstops, with several this holiday weekend carrying excited Jackson State University Tiger fans to the Orange Blossom Classic to play the FAMU Rattlers. AA earlier this year restarted their Washington-National (DCA) flight, along with increasing Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) and Charlotte (CLT) service, all for a total of 10 to 12 flights per day. United (UA) will add a fifth (5th) daily flight to their Houston Intercontinental (IAH) hub this fall. Frontier Airlines (F9) continues its seasonal Orlando (MCO) service this holiday weekend, as well.
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 (required by TSA and the airlines)
- 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, as well as flight details, please contact your individual airline.
Have a great rest of the summer and a safe and happy fall 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.