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As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) is gearing up for what is expected to be a very busy travel period. Peak travel is set to begin this Thursday, November 16th, continuing through Monday, November 27th.


To ensure a smooth travel experience during this busy period, the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority strongly encourages all passengers to arrive at least two (2) hours before their flight departures. This allows ample time for parking, security procedures, and to grab a bite to eat, enjoy a beverage, or pick up any last-minute travel essentials on both the East and West concourses.


Our world-class airlines, American, Delta, Southwest, and United, still have seats available for last-minute travelers, so please contact the airlines or your favorite travel planning professionals for trip options. To get the latest travel information and updates, passengers can follow Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport on social media channels, @JacksonAirports, or visit www.iFlyJackson.com. For inquiries regarding permitted holiday items and TSA checkpoint rules, please visit www.TSA.gov.


Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport offers a range of convenient parking options to meet passengers’ needs, including:


  • Garage parking: $16 per day
  • Surface lot: $14 per day
  • East overflow lot: $14 per day (close to the terminal, a quick walk; operates at peak Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year periods)
  • Long-term lot: $10 per day (with free shuttle service)
  • Free 10-minute parking in any lot; hourly fees begin at 11 minutes.


For added convenience, JAN provides free cell phone lot parking for meters and greeters awaiting arriving passengers. Turn left on Cross Street before International Drive splits at the surface lot to access the Cell Phone Waiting Lot. The Parking Department can be reached directly at 601.360.8690 for real-time holiday availability and additional updates.

“At JMAA, we remain dedicated to delivering an exceptional travel experience for all passengers and visitors and will continue working to make your journey through JAN as seamless as possible,” said Rosa Beckett, CEO at the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority.


Happy Holidays!



For more information, please contact:


LSherie Dean

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

Address: 100 International Drive, Suite 300, Jackson, MS 39208

Phone: (601) 715-6918

Email: ldean@jmaa.com

Website: www.jmaa.com











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 serves 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 1.22 million passengers per year.