Posts Tagged ‘Jackson Municipal Airport Authority’

JMAA’s airport revenue bonds downgraded due to loss of Southwest

JACKSON — Fitch Ratings has downgraded the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority’s airport revenue bonds of approximately $39.4 million to “BBB+” from “A-.” The rating outlook remains “stable. “ The downgrade reflects concerns related to the pending loss of the airport’s second largest carrier, Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest, Fitch rated IDR “BBB” with a stable outlook), […] [...]

Airlines take flights — Decisions on adding and subtracting routes ‘the secret recipe of our industry’

In its 50 years of operation, Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport, has seen flights and airlines come and go. Delta dropped its service to Memphis earlier this year and most recently Southwest Airlines said it is going to discontinue its Jackson-Baltimore service. “We anticipate a dropoff in passenger load as well,” said Rene Woodward, chief […] [...]

Safety assessments mixed over loss of air traffic tower guidance

The early April shutdown of a handful of air traffic control towers at small airports around Mississippi should not diminish flight safety, airport operators say. But directors at a couple of the airports say loss of the towers is worrisome nonetheless. And at the national level, aviation trade organizations are raising concerns over flight safety. […] [...]

March 15, 2013- Chuck McIntosh


Q&A: Dirk B. Vanderleest, CEO, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

by Wally Northway Published: July 4,2010

Tags: Dirk B. Vanderleest, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, JMAA, Q&A

Jackson’s Sky chief Fascination with airports turns into a career Dirk Vanderleest always knew he wanted to be involved in the airport industry. He is certainly involved, serving as CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and overseeing both the Jackson-Evers International Airport and Hawkins Field Airport in Jackson. The MBJ recently caught up with […] [...]

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority – Medium Category 9th Place

by Nash Nunnery Published: May 17,2010

Tags: 2010, Best Places to Work, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, Mississippi

“Where Business Gets Done” is the motto of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA). The organization owns, operates and manages both the Jackson-Evers International Airport and Hawkins Field, and through its five airline business partners, provides direct passenger service to 11 cities daily. A self-described “employee-friendly” business, JMAA’s goal is to become not only one […] [...]

Sullivan named MBJ’s Businesswoman of the Year

Janet Sullivan loves her job. In fact, she enjoys it so much that on many weekends while others are having fun, Sullivan can often be found working in her Natchez office. As special projects coordinator for the Southern District of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Sullivan’s dedication to both her profession and the community has […] [...]

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