Airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) anticipate a significant increase in passenger traffic during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday period. The number of travelers is expected to rise starting today, Friday, November 19th into the following week, with peak travel occurring Tuesday, November 23rd through Wednesday, November 24th, and then again on Saturday and Sunday, November 27th and 28th. The peak hours for departing passengers are between 6-8 a.m., 10 a.m. until noon, and then 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. daily. As a result of substantial air service options and increases at JAN this year, volumes will be at or above the pre-pandemic levels of 2019.
Know before you go! The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) happily announces the re-opening of the Long-Term Parking lot for the Thanksgiving through New Year’s holiday periods, in addition to the close-in Garage and Surface lot. JMAA provides realtime information on flights, airlines, rental car reservation sites, and parking availability, found on our website: www.iFlyJAN.com. Remember to arrive two (2) hours prior to your flight departure. For questions on Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint rules and regulations, along with helpful holiday hints, please visit www.TSA.gov. Additionally, TSA has a list on their website of Thanksgiving food transportation tips, specifically what can be brought through checkpoints or those items that must be checked.
Together we can fight COVID-19! Remaining in compliance with CDC, federal, state and local 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, as mandated by the CDC and TSA
- 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
- complimentary face masks are available for passengers who do not have face coverings for travel
- plexiglass shields at every airline ticket counter, car rental counter, and shoeshine stand.
Our airline partners American, Delta, United, and Southwest continue to provide outstanding levels of safety at check-in counters, gate areas, and inside aircraft cabins. For details on air carrier health and safety measures, please contact the specific airline.
Happy Holidays 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 that houses two emergency response medical air transporters and the Civil Air Patrol. It is also home to the Mississippi Army National Guard 185th Aviation Brigade.