The Independence Day holiday weekend travel period has begun. Airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) expect significant increases in travel 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), June 30th through July 5th (Tuesday).
The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) is proud to have secured increased air service from JAN to the largest global hubs, with hundreds of worldwide connections to six (6) continents. Delta Air Lines (DL) will operate up to six (6) daily Boeing 717 aircraft to the world’s #1 hub airport of Atlanta (ATL). Southwest Airlines (WN) returned to JAN in 2021, flying up to seven (7) Boeing 737s daily to Atlanta, Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Houston (HOU), and Orlando (MCO).
American Airlines (AA) has daily increases to their substantial Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW) and Charlotte (CLT) hub services and will continue their nonstop to the nation’s close-in capital airport, Washington-Reagan (DCA). All totaled, they’ll have up to 11 daily flights on peak days. United (UA) will operate three to four (3-4) daily flights to their mega-hub of Houston-Bush (IAH), with flights to six (6) continents from there.
Know before you go! As a reminder, the JMAA provides real time information on flights at www.iflyjackson.com. Parking is available at Surface Lot, in the Garage, and Long-Term Lot, which is located to the right of International Drive before you arrive at the terminal areas. Shuttles will be frequent for Long-Term Lot customers, every 15 minutes – beginning at 5:30 a.m.
The 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. Passengers are strongly encouraged to arrive two (2) hours prior to flight departure.
For questions on TSA checkpoint rules and regulations, visit www.TSA.gov.
Together we continue vigilance of COVID-19!
The CDC still recommends wearing a mask over nose and mouth in indoor areas such as airports and onboard aircraft. This is not a requirement currently, but still allows protection against some of the variants that still exist.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday!
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.