Jackson Airport stuff

Here is a collection of posts on the Jackson Municipal Airport.

Airport Evacuated

JJ files complaint against JMAA 

JMAA keeps minutes from Kingfish 

Southwest is back!  

JMAA issues RFQ Partying in Paris 

Will JMAA keep former CEO's testimony secret?  

Jackson loses a big round in airport fight. 

 Interim Airport CEO Leaves  

What happened in Paris?  

More coverage of JMAA Paris trip. 

 JMAA va a Paris Why did airport CEO leave?  

Bathrooms equals more money.  

Airport CEO resigns. Good ole boys lose another one.  

Mayor makes JMAA board appointment. 

Here we go again. Three JMAA Commissioners Terms Expired. 

Was the fight over the airport all for nothing? 

 Editorial: The airport belongs to Jackson. Period.  
Airport bill passses House.  
Confirmation hearing? What confirmation hearing?  
Priester: It's about the land, not Southwest.  
Good news: The JMAALWP continues to expand.  
Low pay + high costs = pilot shortage.  
Airport has land for lease.  
Airport CEO talks to JJ 
Meet James Stanley 
JMAA looks to future. Mayor nominates Stanley.  
BMA takes a stand.  
Airport report: We love going to DC.  
Ashby Foote speaks out against airport takeover 
Building the Jackson airport.   (history)
Mayor Yarber responds to airport bill.  
Harkins files new bill for airport.  
Jackson lost federal $$$ over segregation.   (history)
The airport opens  (history)
How the airport was won.  (history)
The airport's new "master plan" 
Why is the Jackson airport in Rankin County? (history)
Why Jackson built a new airport (history)
More details on the airport land deal.  
What is wrong with this picture of the airport board?  
Airport makes deal with Freedom Real Estate 
What is good for Hawkins Field is good for Jackson.

 $695,997, $58,000, $3.6 million. Jackson airport is a very good client.
Airport makes more money but traffic falls
Airport legal fees fall.
Jackson airport pays nearly a million dollars a year to lawyers.
Jackson Municipal Airport profit rises
Airport commissioners deem they need per diem
Monthly airport report. Profit up.
JMAA kicks Southwest employees to the curb.
JMAA board gives itself Ipads and Iphones
Southwest departure affects JMAA bond rating
How can smaller cities compete.
Airlines ignoring smaller cities.
Airport CEO announced today.
No comment: The Stallworth dress code.
Southwest's departure continues to be felt.
Southwest gone.
Yes, its been 50 years. Video of airport opening.
NY Times: Jackson airport overpriced.

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Anonymous said...

Is it possible for the city of Jackson to sell the airport and use the funds to fix their horrid infrastructure? If so, is there actually any chance the City would use the funds for infrastructure, or would it go towards another 'study'.

Anonymous said...

If the city isn't careful, stokes is going to cost them the airport. I'd welcome it.

How much do they waste on minority set aside contracts?

Anonymous said...

This is as much about greed as racism.A board appointed by the governor won't bring in more airlines or run the airport more efficiently.

Someone is looking at the development possibilities around the airport. The JMAA property east of the airport is primed and readied for development. There are vultures waiting to strip Jackson bare.

If the Jackson airport is regional and should be ruled by the state, let's make that true of all regional development. Create a regional governing body, so we all benefit from Nissan, Trustmark Park, Renaissance, and The Outlets of Mississippi. After all, those have been partially funded using all our dollars, not just the residents of those cities/counties.

Any takers?

Anonymous said...

Southwest is now flying to the Caribbean. (AirTran's old routes) There's only so many planes and so many routes-look at Memphis' Southwest service. Look familiar?

Once USAirways (now American) solidified the route from JAN-DCA, there was no real reason to keep SWA here for their JAN-BWI route. The politicians of both parties will fight like there's no tomorrow to keep JAN-DCA.

Its a power grab by the state. Very Liberal of all the people here who want to give the state more power. It's Jackson's airport and they should retain local control.

Anonymous said...

Time to update the list, Kingfish! I almost linked to this, but the newest scandals aren't here.

Anonymous said...

Came into JAN last night at 6:30 PM. Collected my bags and went to get in the escalator to go upstairs and check on an upcoming flight the next week. West escalator was not working and was blocked off. Went to the East side and that escalator was not working and blocked for repairs. What is this??? A third world country that JMAA will not fix the infrastructure!!
Someone needs to address the problems with this 60 year old “International Airport “. We are in the 21st Century now.

Anonymous said...

Flew into JMAA Third World Airport on May 13th at 7:00pm. Collected my baggage with a large group of traveling friends of mine and went to the escalators to go upstairs to check my Delta booking for later in the week. NOT ONE WORKING ESCALATOR WAS WORKING. All of them had yellow tape around them and signage stating OUT OF ORDER. Isn’t it time that the State of Mississippi step in and take over the Jackson Airport and correct the horrendous operations?? It is a shame that out of state visitors have to deal with this infrastructure.

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