Peak Thanksgiving Travel Begins at JAN; New Restaurant Options, Plus Travel Hints

From Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA)

JACKSON, MS – (November 18, 2022) – Airlines serving the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport (JAN) anticipate a significant increase in passenger traffic during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday period. The number of travelers is expected to rise starting today, Friday, November 18th into next week, with peak travel occurring Tuesday, November 22nd through Wednesday, November 23rd, and then again on Saturday and Sunday, November 26th and 27th. The peak hours for departing passengers are between 6 and 8 a.m., 10 a.m. until noon, and then 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. daily.

As a result of substantial air service increases at JAN this year, flight choices and passenger volumes are at levels not seen in a decade. This fall, JMAA announced the opening of several new restaurant options on both the East and West concourses. Delicious, national, and locally-flavored cuisines are available to our travelers, along with a variety of beverages for all ages. Hours will fluctuate around the actual holiday. Know before you go!

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) offers convenient parking in the terminal-adjacent Garage, in the Surface lot, as well as in the economy Long-Term lot (located on the right before approaching the main terminal sections of JAN). Live/up-to-date parking availability is provided by calling 601.360.8690. JMAA provides real time information on flights at

General information on holiday travel, including links to the Transportation Security Administration, airline and rental car reservation sites is available at

Remember to arrive at least two (2) hours prior to your flight departure. For questions on TSA checkpoint rules and regulations, along with helpful holiday hints, please visit Additionally, TSA has a list on their website of Thanksgiving food transportation tips, specifically what can be brought through checkpoints or those items that must be checked. [

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