Peak Thanksgiving travel begins at Jackson airport


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – 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 through Wednesday, November 25th, and then again on Saturday and Sunday, November 27th and 28th. The peak hours for departing passengers are between 6-8 a.m., 10 a.m. until noon, and then 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. daily.

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) provides real time information on flights at

JMAA has implemented measures to keep all passengers, customers, tenants, and employees safe during the COVID-19 era. Those measures include the installation of hand sanitizers throughout JAN and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS); health and safety signage and announcements throughout airports and via social media, reminding passengers of the following:

  • wear face coverings
  • wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water
  • remain home and/or postpone travel when sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms
    adhere to floor decals to illustrate practicing six (6) feet of social distancing
  • complimentary face masks are available for passengers who do not have face
    coverings for travel
  • plexiglass shields at every airline ticket counter, car rental counter, and shoeshine


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