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Peak Memorial Day Weekend and Summer Travel Anticipated at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

he Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) announces a grant award of $8 million, part of the U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), to be utilized at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN). The summer travel season has kicked off at...

Medgar Evers’ Presidential Medal of Freedom Statement from CEO Rosa M. Beckett

As Chief Executive Officer of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA), it is a great pleasure to see the Presidential Medal of Freedom bestowed upon a true hero, leader, and native son of Mississippi.   Our commercial airport is fittingly named...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Reports 1.29 Million Total Passengers in 2023; Highest Numbers in Decade and a Half; Calendar Year 2024 Outlook Positive with 3% Increase Forecast

  The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) reports passenger numbers for calendar year 2023 at levels not seen in a decade and a half. As of December 31, Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) handled nearly 1.29 million travelers, an...

Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) Reaches Record Passenger Levels During 2023 Thanksgiving Travel Period

  At the close of the 2023 Thanksgiving holiday season, passenger traffic at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) has reached record levels.   Nearly 27,000 travelers passed through JAN’s East and West checkpoints to board flights with...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Anticipates Busy Thanksgiving Travel Period for Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN)

  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...

Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) Reports Strong Passenger Growth, Anticipates 1.31 Million Travelers in Calendar Year 2023

The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport  (JAN)  continues impressive passenger growth during the first half of the calendar year, positioning the airport for a robust year-end finish. Over 119,910 passengers traveled through the airport in July (arriving...

Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) Named one of Travel + Leisure Readers’ Top 10 Favorite Domestic Airports of 2023

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) is thrilled to announce that Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) has been honored as one of the Top 10 Favorite Domestic Airports of 2023 by Travel + Leisure readers. The results were derived from “The...

JMAA Board of Commissioners Hosts Official Welcome Reception in Honor of JMAA’s First Female CEO, Rosa M. Beckett

  The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) Board of Commissioners hosted the official welcome reception held in honor of Rosa M. Beckett, the first female Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in its history. The event took place on Thursday, June 15th, at The...

The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS) Designated as StormReady® by the National Weather Service

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) is proud to announce that both the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS) have been recognized as StormReady® by the National Weather Service (NWS) during this morning's...

Peak Spring Break Travel Begins at JAN; Passenger Volumes Are at Record Level; Jacksonians Continue Frequent Flying in Post-COVID Era; Several Parking Options Are Available

Airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) anticipate a significant increase in passenger traffic during the Spring Break travel period, beginning this week. The number of travelers is expected to rise significantly starting today,...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Announces Black History Month Celebration: Honoring History, Culture, and Progression at JAN; Featuring JPS School Choirs, Alkebulan Music Philosophy, and Keynote Speaker, Pamela D.C. Junior

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) is excited to announce its upcoming Black History Month Celebration: Honoring History, Culture, and Progression at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, from 10:00 am until...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Reports Over 1.2 Million Passengers at JAN in 2022, Volumes Not Seen in a Decade; 2023 Outlook Remains Very Positive, with a 9% Increase Being Forecast

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) reports passenger numbers not seen in a decade for the calendar year 2022 (CY2022, January 1st to December 31st). In a release last week of final 2022 statistics by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority to Host Career & Education Fair; Partners with Local Business, Colleges, and Universities to Provide Unique Career and Education Informational Opportunities

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) will host its Career and Education Fair, Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) – on the Mezzanine and in the Community Room located on the 3rd floor (above airline ticket...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Reports Passenger Numbers Not Seen in A Decade; Calendar Year 2023 Outlook Is Quite Positive with A 5% Increase Forecast

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) reports passenger numbers not seen in a decade for these first 11 months of 2022 (January 1st to November 30th). Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) continues to be the #1 airport in the state of...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority to Host Hawkins Harvest Festival in Celebration of the Fall Season at the Old Historic Terminal

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) will host its Hawkins Field (HKS) Harvest Festival to celebrate the fall season at the old historic terminal (1635 Airport Drive, Jackson, MS 39209) on Friday, October 28, 2022, from 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm. The costume...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Announces 10-year High Passenger Numbers, Numerous Major Projects at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) is proud to announce Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 passenger numbers not seen in our city in a decade. Significant capital projects are also under way to continue renewal and improvements at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Announces the Opening of New Restaurants at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) is elated to welcome new restaurants to the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN). After a pause during the pandemic era, JAN will now have quality food and beverage services return to the East and West...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Partners with the American Cancer Society to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness Among Airport Employees and Travelers at JAN

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) has partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) to raise Breast Cancer awareness among airport employees and travelers at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN). On Friday, October 14, 2022, the...

Independence Day Travel Begins at JAN; Arrive Two (2) Hours Early for Check-In

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...

Peak Summer Travel Begins at JAN; Arrive Two (2) Hours Early for Check-In; Remote Parking Lot is Open for Summer

The peak travel season is upon us and airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) report significant demand for reservations during the Memorial Day holiday period and for the summer. The number of travelers is expected to rise...

First-Of-Its-Kind TSA PreCheck Enrollment Initiative to Launch at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport for Enhanced Customer Experience

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) proudly announces the launching of a new type of TSA PreCheck enrollment initiative during its joint press conference TSA and IDEMIA, the global identity leader and long-time authorized TSA PreCheck® enrollment provider....

JMAA to Host Second ACDBE Informational Session in Preparation for the 2022 Food and Beverage Concessions Program

 The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) will host its second informational session announcing the JMAA 2022 Food and Beverage Concessions Program. The Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBE) Food & Beverage Part II session will be...

Peak Year-End Holiday Travel Begins at JAN; New Parking Options; Passenger Volumes at 2019 Record Levels

Airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) anticipate a very significant increase in passenger traffic during the upcoming year-end holiday period. The number of travelers is expected to rise starting today, December 16th into the...

Peak Thanksgiving Travel Begins at JAN; New Parking Options, Plus Other Travel Hints from JMAA and TSA

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...

Record Crowd at JAN, New Parking Options; Labor Day Holiday Travel Peaking, Arrive Two (2) Hours Early for Check-In

 The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) advises that Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) is experiencing record crowds today, during the peak of the Labor Day weekend 2021. To accommodate this high demand, the Long-term/Remote lot at JAN has...

Labor Day Holiday Travel Begins at JAN; Arrive Two (2) Hours Early for Check-In

 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,...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Continues Partnership with Jackson Public Schools and Jackson State University for Education and Training Academy (JET-A)

 The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) continues its partnership with Jackson Public Schools (JPS) and Jackson State University (JSU) with the kickoff of the second (2nd) JMAA Education and Training Academy, known as Jet-A, “Fueling the Future of Aviation -...

Independence Week Travel Begins at JAN; New and Enhanced Airline Service; Arrive Two (2) Hours Early for Check-In

The Independence week travel period has begun. Airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) report significant increases in reservations for this holiday period and the rest of the summer. The number of travelers is expected to rise...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Celebrates Hawkins Field Airport’s National Historical Landmark Designation with Official Unveiling Ceremony

After 92 years of providing excellent air service in Jackson, MS, Hawkins Field Airport (HKS), formerly known as Davis Field, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the Jackson...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Celebrates the Return of Southwest Airlines with Official Ribbon Cutting and Reception at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) celebrated the return of Southwest Airlines (SWA) at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) today with a ceremonial ribbon cutting and reception. After seven (7) years, SWA officially restarted...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Teams Up with Mississippi State University Raspet Flight Research Laboratory to Advance Unmanned Aviation Systems

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) has partnered with Mississippi State University’s (MSU’s) Raspet Flight Research Laboratory to accomplish yet another aviation milestone for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). This partnership has enabled one of the world’s...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Collaborated with Springboard Opportunities to Host Easter Cotton Candy Event for the Commonwealth Village Community

 The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) and Springboard Opportunities collaborated on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm to host the “Easter Cotton Candy,” a community outreach event at Commonwealth Village Apartments in Jackson, MS near Hawkins Field Airport....

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Donates Tuskegee Airmen Books to Johnson Elementary Third Grade Class

 Earlier this month, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) leaders, in collaboration with Partners In Education, had the opportunity to virtually read “Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen?”, by Sherri L. Smith, to the Johnson Elementary third grade class. This was in...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Partners with the City of Jackson to Host Water and Essentials Drive-Thru Event at Hawkins Field Airport

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) and the City of Jackson (COJ) partnered today to host “Essentials for the Community,” a drive-thru event held at Hawkins Field Airport. The partnership was developed to combat the effects of the ongoing water crisis on...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Safely Reopens JAN; HKS Remains Temporarily Closed

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) happily announces the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) runways and taxiways are currently clear and the airport has safely reopened. Early Friday afternoon, temperatures in the area began to rise...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Temporarily Closes JAN Due to Severe Inclement Weather

 The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) has extended its temporary closure for Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS) until at least 11:00 pm/CST, Friday, February 19, 2021, due to continued extreme icing...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Announces Southwest Airlines’ Initial Fares and Routes, Beginning in June of 2021

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) announces that Southwest Airlines has now released its initial fares and routes for service at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN), beginning June 6, 2021. Southwest Airlines is one of the largest air...

Peak Thanksgiving Travel Begins at JAN; Health and Safety Measures in Place

Airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) report an increase in flight reservations during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The number of travelers is expected to rise this week, with peak travel occurring Tuesday, November 24th...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Announces Southwest Airlines’ Intent to Return to Jackson, Mississippi

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) announces that Southwest Airlines intends to restore its legendary service to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) in 2021. Southwest Airlines is the largest domestic carrier with an impressive...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Continues to See AD-HOC Airline Schedule Changes; TSA Now Allows Up to 12 oz. Hand Sanitizer Containers

  The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) advises that airlines serving Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evans International Airport (JAN) continue to experience passenger travel decline during the COVID-19 period, with daily ad-hoc cancellations being made based on...

‘You 2 Can Fly’: Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Announces One of the Largest Aviation Education and Training Academy (JET-A) Classes, in Partnership with Jackson Public Schools and Jackson State University

  The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) proudly continues its partnership with Jackson Public Schools (JPS) and Jackson State University (JSU) with the kickoff of the fifth (5th) JMAA Education and Training Academy. The program is known as JET-A,...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) Celebrates The Successful Completion of FY2023 Audit, Affirming Financial Strength and Strategic Vision

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) proudly announces the successful completion of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 audit by FORVIS LLP. This audit affirms JMAA's strong financial performance, strategic investments, and steadfast commitment to excellence and...

Get Ready for Spring Break! Travel Soars at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN)

The Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) is gearing up for an exhilarating Spring Break season! Airlines serving Jackson anticipate a significant surge in passenger traffic, with excitement from check-in to takeoff. Starting today, Thursday, March...

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Announces $8 Million in Grant Funds from U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) announces a grant award of $8 million, part of the U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), to be utilized at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN). This funding will be allocated towards upgrading...

Peak Year-End Holiday Travel Begins at JAN; Parking Options; Passenger Volumes Above 2019 Pre-COVID Levels

Airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) anticipate significant passenger traffic during the upcoming year-end holiday period. The number of travelers is expected to rise this week, with the highest peak travel days expected to be...

Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International (JAN) Reports Security Threat Being Investigated; Other Mississippi Airports Report Similar Threats

  The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA received a potential threat to Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN). Several other Mississippi airports reportedly received this type of threat.   JMAA’s Airport Police Department and...

MUSEUM AND ART PROGRAM THROUGHOUT JAN.