Guide to the Jackson-Evers International Airport
Jackson-Evers International Airport at 100 International Drive is the sole commercial airport serving Jackson, Mississippi and is situated approximately 6 miles from downtown Jackson.
Designated as a general-purpose Foreign Trade Zone, the airport maintains two 8,500-foot runways and has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation.
The airport offers free WiFi, an area for small pets and displays of art by local artists, as well as souvenirs and other merchandise.
Are there any direct flights from Jackson?
Direct flights from Jackson as of June 2022 include Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte (CLT), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW), Houston (IHA and HOU), Miami (MIA), Orlando (MCO), and Washington, D.C. (BWI and DCA).
Is it easy to get in and out of the airport?
Yes. The airport has two terminals and nine gates. Baggage check, security and boarding procedures are faster than a larger airport would be. Experienced travelers can get in and out of the airport more quickly.
That said, according the the Transportation Safety Administration, travelers are strongly encouraged to arrive at JAN 2-hours prior to flight departure and organize carry-on items to ensure ease and adequate processing through TSA Checkpoints. Additionally:
- Be sure to check your flight status for any changes.
- If you’re not sure what items are prohibited, visit tsa.gov.
- Keep all personal items close. Never leave them behind or with someone you are not traveling with.
Does the airport offer a TSA PreCheck line?
Yes. Passengers who hold a TSA PreCheck Known Traveler Number use a separate, much shorter line but go through the same main checkpoint. Learn more about PreCheck enrollment services offered at the airport here.
What are the ground transportation options?
Uber and Lyft are available. Taxi and car services serving Jackson are Citi Cab - 601.355.8319, Deluxe Cab - 601.948.4761, Express Transport - 601.891.0856, Jackson Taxi - 601.292.1100, Phoenix Limousine and Luxury Transport - 601.806.0037, Veterans Cab - 601.355.2222 and Yellow Cab - 601.922.3782.
What is the parking situation?
The airport offers a parking deck with at $4/hour or $16/day. To park at the surface parking lot, it's $3.75/hour and $14/day. To park in the long-term parking lot, the cost is $10/day.
Is there dining at there airport?
Yes, the airport is served by Capital City Tavern and Mississippi Blues and Tap, both seated, full-service establishments. There are several additional grab and go, "convenience store-style options as well. Hours on each vary and may still have COVID-related closures or hour restrictions.
Where can I find additional airport information?
Visit the Jackson-Evers International Airport website at jmaa.com.