If you’re heading out of town for the holidays, you might notice some changes taking shape at Jacksonville International Airport.
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority is renovating the airport’s parking garage starting Friday, meaning part of the third and fourth floors of the hourly garage and the departure-level entrance will be closed.
The first phase of the project is focused on the hourly parking garage, but work will later begin on the daily parking facility.
Because of the ongoing work, travelers should follow the signs posted around the garage to see where there are parking spaces available. It’s also a good idea to get to the airport two hours early.
As for those who are planning to pick somebody up from the airport, JAA recommends taking advantage of the cell phone lot’s free parking area until the arriving passenger is waiting at the curb.
Once this current phase of the project is complete, JAA will begin work on other parts of the parking garage until the entire renovation is finished. Got questions? Call 904-741-2277.
April 18, 2019
If you have any flights planned any time soon, be sure to give yourself plenty of time to find parking at the airport.
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority has announced major repairs and renovations will be kicking off April 19th for the Jacksonville International Airport's parking garages.
This means flyers can expect temporary closures to portions of the garages as the project is underway. JAA says the project will begin in the Hourly Garage and then continue through the Daily Garage.
The entire parking garage improvement project is expected to wrap up in late-2020.
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority contributes more than $6 billion a year to the Jacksonville economy, according to a new study released by the Florida Department of Transportation Wednesday.
The study included direct impacts, like employee salaries, and indirect impacts, like visitor spending and employee spending. It studied the four airports under JAA's authority: Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport, Cecil Airport and Herlong Recreational Airports.
“As this FDOT study shows, our aviation system is a significant contributor to Northeast Florida’s economy,” JAA CEO MarkVanLoh said in a statement. “The expected growth at each of our four airports will continue fueling the region’s financial health.”
JIA makes the biggest impact of JAA's airports, generating almost $3.2 billion and supporting more than 26,000 jobs. Cecil came in second with an impact of almost $3 billion and about 11,000 jobs. JaxEx, a comparatively small general aviation airport,contributes $100 million, and Herlong Recreational generates $52 million.
FDOT estimates that the state's 20 commercial service airports, 100 public-use airports and 11 military airports contribute $175 billion to the Florida economy.
The Jacksonville International Airport, which the London Observer recently called one of the four best airports in the world at using art to enhance travelers experiences, has a new exhibit featuring two local artists.
Work by Robert Coca-nougher, a professor of art and design at the University of North Florida, and Annelies Dykgraaf, a founding member of the Art Center Cooperative in downtown Jacksonville, will be on display at the airport through March 21.
The top four airports at using art are Seoul Airport in South Korea, Heathrow Airport in London, Schipoul Airport in Amsterdam and the JIA, the Observer said.
Beginning Friday, April 19, the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) initiates a major repair and refurbishment project in the airport parking garages, resulting in temporary closures to portions of the facilities as work progresses. Work begins in the Hourly Garage and will continue through the Daily Garage.
The first section of the Hourly Garage closing to public parking is the southside of the 3rd and 4th floor, and the departure level entrance to the garage. For the duration of the project, customers should follow posted signage to access available parking.
Once work in that area is completed and reopened, other areas of the parking garage will close incrementally for refurbishment until the project is completed in late-2020.
Passengers are advised to allow additional time to find parking, in case their first option is not available. Arriving 2 hours before departure is recommended to ensure enough time for parking, check-in and getting through security.
For those people picking up arriving passengers, the cell phone lot offers free parking until the passenger is at the arrivals curb.
For airport parking questions, please call the parking lot office at 904-741-2277.
April 3, 2019 – A new economic impact study by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) found that Jacksonville Aviation Authority’s (JAA) four-airport system contributes more than $6 billion annually to the local economy.
The Florida Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study measured the benefits of on-airport impacts, visitor spending impacts, and multiplier impacts of Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (JAXEX), Cecil Airport, and Herlong Recreational Airports.
“As this FDOT study shows, our aviation system is a significant contributor to Northeast Florida’s economy,” said JAA CEO Mark VanLoh. “The expected growth at each of our four airports will continue fueling the region’s financial health.”
The report was prepared as part of the Florida Aviation System Plan’s (FASP) 2018 update and provided the estimated annual economic impact on Florida’s 20 commercial service airports, 100 public-use general aviation airports, and 11 military aviation facilities. A total economic impact of $175 billion dollars is generated annually by aviation in Florida.
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) generates $3,194,422,000, the highest economic impact of the four airports the JAA operates. It supports 26,396 jobs generating a payroll of close to one billion dollars. The airport also offers educational tours and an internship program through local colleges.
The Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (JAXEX) created 885 jobs, establishing a payroll of close to $33 million and provides an economic impact of over $100 million. Given its location between downtown Jacksonville and the beach, the airport attracts corporate and business users, and is home to several flight schools.
Cecil Airport provides Northeast Florida with an economic impact of close to $3 billion, over 11,000 jobs and a total payroll of close to $700 million. Cecil Airport is a public joint civil-military airport and spaceport serving military aircraft, corporate aircraft, general aviation, and air cargo.
Herlong Recreational is JAA’s smallest airport but still provides Florida with an economic impact of $52,471,000 and created 379 jobs with a total payroll of over $16 million. This airport has been Northeast Florida’s primary location for light sport aircraft, skydiving, gliders, and other experimental aircraft since the 1960’s. It is home to the Soaring Society Glider Club and supports a private charter company, a flight school, skydiving business, and a maintenance shop.
For more information about the economic impact studies, visit http://ow.ly/bXFU30ojs3d
March 6, 2019
The Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association ofthe world’s airports, announced the winners of the 2018 Airport Service Quality(ASQ) Awards and JAX Airport ranked among the best North American Airports for customersatisfaction.
“Despite challenges brought on by record growth, the JAX airport communityincreased efforts to deliver world-class service to more passengers than anyyear in our history,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Mark VanLoh said.“Looking toward the future, we believe ongoing facility upgrades will ensurecontinued customer satisfaction.”
The ASQ program is unique asthe airport industry’s only global benchmarking program measuring overallsatisfaction of passengers at the airport. The statistically-valid survey ofpassengers covers over 30 areas of the customer service experience includingcheck-in, security, wayfinding, food & beverage, cleanliness, and more. Theresulting database allows for a comprehensive analysis of the customer serviceexperience at each participating airport.
2018 ASQ results place ASQAwards winners among the world’s best airports for the quality of theircustomer service experience.
JAX shares the award for the NorthAmerican airports serving 5-15 million annual passengers with Indianapolis and SanAntonio.