JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) Board and Executive leadership will make changes at the Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport (JAN) due to a decrease in travel. Flights have decreased due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to JMAA, daily flights to and from JAN are down an estimated 70% versus prior year. Passenger traffic has reduced by up to 90% from previous levels. Parking revenue has also decreased by approximately 90%.
JMAA said it will implement the following actions to position the organization for a financially sound future:
- a reduction in workforce of approximately 8%
- a hiring freeze
- the elimination of certain executive positions
- energy conservation measures
- restrictions on discretionary purchases
- a decrease in consultant contracts of 67%