Jackson Municipal Airport Authority Announces Southwest Airlines’ Initial Fares and Routes
by LSherie Dean
The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) announces that Southwest Airlines has now released its initial fares and routes for service at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN), beginning June 6, 2021.
Southwest Airlines is one of the largest air carriers in the world, with an impressive domestic and international route network, and previously served JAN from 1997 until 2014. The Jackson community and Mississippi look forward to the return of its legendary great fares and customer service in 2021.
Schedules are now loaded and ready for sale and include routes to Atlanta (ATL), Houston-Hobby (HOU) and Baltimore-Washington (BWI), with connecting opportunities to many of the more than 100 U.S. destinations and 10 countries Southwest serves. Promotional fares and frequencies will be as follows:
- From $49 one-way nonstop between Jackson (JAN) and Atlanta (ATL) (three times daily);
- From $79 one-way nonstop between Jackson (JAN) and Baltimore/Washington (BWI) (one time daily);
- From $49 one-way nonstop between Jackson (JAN) and Houston-Hobby (HOU) (three times daily).
The number of seats, days of week and markets for these fares are limited. Some flights will begin on June 7, 2021. See full fares and specific terms and conditions at the links below. Southwest will utilize the 143-seat Boeing 737-700 aircraft to these three destinations, which are the fifth, sixth and ninth largest metropolitan areas, per the U.S. Census Bureau (2019). For the last several years, Atlanta, the South’s largest metro area, has been the number one destination from JAN. BWI serves our nation’s vast capital region and is a springboard to many mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Midwest cities. Houston is the largest city in Texas and serves as a gateway to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the West and Southwest regions of the United States.
“This is great news for our travelers throughout the region who have been anxiously awaiting access to Southwest’s convenient flights and low fares,” said JMAA Board Chairman Robert E. Martin. “We appreciate the faith that Southwest has shown, helping to make Jackson an even stronger regional competitor, well-situated to attract more travelers locally and from many miles away.”
JMAA Chief Executive Officer Paul A. Brown stated, “The JMAA is thrilled by these new routes and flights provided by Southwest. As U.S. travel continues to recover in 2021, we look forward to hosting more and more passengers at JAN, the only airport served by Southwest in our great state of Mississippi. Metro Jackson and our state capital region will be well served by this great new service and attractive pricing.”
JMAA operates two airports: Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) and Hawkins Field Airport (HKS). JAN is the busiest airport in Mississippi, situated in the central part of the state and serving the capital region of Jackson with over 3,000 acres of property. JAN has service to several of the world’s busiest global hubs and is home to the Mississippi Air National Guard 172nd Airlift Wing. HKS is a general aviation airport and is home to the Mississippi Army National Guard 185th Aviation Brigade. The Authority provides service to more than 1 million passengers per year.