Jackson-Evers International Airport (JAN), also known as Jackson-Medgar Evers Wiley Airport, is located near the main business district of Jackson, Mississippi. It is a civil-military airport, conducting private, commercial, and military flights. About 16 percent of their daily flights are scheduled commercial flights.
Jackson-Evers is currently served by five airlines: American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, United, US Airways and Southwest Airlines.
American Eagle is located in the terminal’s West Lobby with flights operating out of Gate 4 in the East Concourse. American Eagle makes direct flights to Dallas/Fort Worth.
Delta also tickets out of the West Lobby but flies out of three gates, numbers 15, 17 and 19 in the West Concourse. Delta flies directly to Memphis and Atlanta, with the Memphis flights operated by Express Jet, an affiliate of Delta.
United provides ticketing services in the West Lobby and flies out of Gate 2 in the East Concourse. United currently provides flights to Houston, with seasonal flights to Orlando.
US Airways tickets out of the East Lobby but operates flights from Gate 16 in the West Concourse. They fly regularly to Charlotte and to Regan National in Washington, D.C., and they use affiliates PSA and Republic Airlines.
Southwest’s ticket counter is in the East Lobby, with flights operating out the East Concourse at Gate 3. Southwest serves the most direct destinations, making regular flights to Baltimore Washington International, Chicago Midway, Houston Hobby, and Orlando. Southwest currently provides about 36 percent of the commercial passenger service for the airport.
With approximately a dozen destinations, Jackson-Evers serves mostly the Eastern region of the US, with only two destinations, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, located west of the Mississippi. Their average flight route is not quite 600 miles. They no longer make flights to the New York metropolitan area.