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 18th into next week, with peak travel occurring Tuesday, November 22nd through Wednesday, November 23rd, and then again on Saturday and Sunday, November 26th and 27th.
The peak hours for departing passengers are between 6 and 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 increases at JAN this year, flight choices and passenger volumes are at levels not seen in a decade.
This fall, JMAA announced the opening of several new restaurant options on both the East and West concourses. Delicious, national, and locally-flavored cuisines are available to our travelers, along with a variety of beverages for all ages. Hours will fluctuate around the actual holiday.
Know before you go! The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) offers convenient parking in the terminal-adjacent Garage, in the Surface lot, as well as in the economy Long-Term lot (located on the right before approaching the main terminal sections of JAN). Live/up-to-date parking availability is provided by calling 601.360.8690.
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 is available at www.jmaa.com. Remember to arrive at least two (2) hours prior to your flight departure. For questions on 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.
Our excellent, global airline partners American, Delta, United, and Southwest continue to provide outstanding levels of Customer Service to get you on your way to friends and family this holiday season. You may also check in online via their apps or websites, as well as verify specific flight information directly.
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. The Authority provides service to over 1.2 million passengers per year.