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Looking ahead 5 years, airport plan proposes terminal upgrade, new rental car center, hotel

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By Ted Carter Terminal modernization, a consolidated car rental facility and hotel are among key capital projects the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority will pursue under a 5-year strategic plan adopted earlier this year. The plan, prepared with the help of Jacobsen/Daniels, a multi-state transportation consulting firm with an office in New Orleans, details strengths and weaknesses of Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers ...

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Lawsuits threatened as Senate passes bill for state to control Jackson’s airports

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By TED CARTER Transfer of control of Jackson Medgar-Wiley Evers International Airport and Hawkins Field to a state-created board won approval from the Mississippi Senate late Thursday afternoon, but not before senators opposed to the transfer warned backers to expect years of litigation. Senators approved the governance transfer on a 29-18 vote, with Jackson’s Senate delegation among the dissenters. Much of ...

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Airport offering 211 acres for development along East-West Corridor

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By TED CARTER The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority is offering for lease 211 development-ready acres just east of  Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. The tract is east and west of the East Metro Corridor and spans the Dogwood Bridge to Old Brandon Road, the Airport Authority said in a press release announcing the leasing offer. The announcement emphasizes that the property ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: Hotels, industrial park, offices part of mix at Gulfport/Biloxi airport

In his slightly more than two years on the job, Clay Williams has picked up where retired predecessor Bruce Frallic left off in seeking to make the most of Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport’s assets. So far, property controlled by the Gulfport/Biloxi Airport Authority has added a pair of hotels, a Fixed Based Operator which invested $12 million in its facilities, an ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: A savvy pro is sought for Jackson airport's CEO

The aviation executive search firm hired to find the next CEO of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority is likely to focus on an airport pro skilled in economic development. “You need someone who can make that happen,” said  Doug Kuelpman, founder and president of ADK Executive Search, a Jacksonville, Fla., company the Airport Authority selected Monday to find a CEO ...

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SPECIAL REPORT: Land may hold key to Jackson airport’s success

Developing and attracting businesses to several hundred acres on Jackson Municipal Airport Authority land east of Medgar Wiley Evers International may be the Authority’s best hope for offsetting the $800,000 lost annually to the departure of Southwest Airlines. The revenue loss has already cost the Airport Authority a Fitch Ratings Service downgrade of a $39.4 million bond issue, forcing a ...

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(UPDATED) Making Jackson-Evers affordable to Allegiant is key to regaining Orlando service

Prospects for Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International landing ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant Air  for service to Orlando hinge on well the airport can help the carrier shave its operating costs at the airport.A U.S. Department of Transportation grant subsidy the airport expects to receive would ease the cost burden early on. But  the Las Vegas-based Allegiant wants to ensure it can ...

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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 the Central Florida city of ...

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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 priority on customer service – ...

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