Posts Tagged ‘Jackson Municipal Airport Authority’

Deal for Jackson-Orlando flights in works with Allegiant

Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air would give Jackson two direct flights a week to and from Orlando under an agreement approved Monday by the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and contingent on a U.S. Department of Transportation grant subsidy. Flights offered by the Nevada-based commercial and charter airline would land at Orlando/Sanford International, a small airport in […] [...]

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority – Best Places to Work 2014

MEDIUM CATEGORY With over a million passengers making their way through the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport each year, “Mississippi’s Gateway to the World” is a fitting slogan for the state’s largest commercial service airport. Owned and operated by the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority since 1963, the organization places an emphasis on safety and a […] [...]

Air service to Orlando could be on the horizon

Direct service from Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport to Orlando could resume after Southwest Airlines’ departure  if airport officials receive a U.S. Department of Transportation grant they say they are confident of getting. The grant is the same one by which the airport gained service to New York City. The direct service to Orlando ceases with […] [...]

Vaya con Dios Southwest — last flight departed Jackson Saturday night

Southwest Airlines’ 7:05 p.m. Saturday flight to Houston’s Hobby International Airport brought to a close Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International’s 17-year relationship with the Dallas-based carrier.   The elimination also marks the airline’s first severing of service to a second-tier market serving a population of over 500,000 people. The only other two service closings occurred in Denver […] [...]

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

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

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

“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 […] [...]

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