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Sun Country to begin new nonstop service to Jacksonville in time for sun-filled spring getaways

Jacksonville, Fla. October 19,  2021 – Sun Country Airlines (NASDAQ: SNCY) today announced that it will begin service to Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) beginning April 8, 2022. Introductory fares are as low as $69* one-way.

Today’s announcement is part of a larger expansion by the airline, as it announced 11 new nonstop routes and welcomed seven new airports to its growing network. In addition, the airline extended its booking calendar so travelers can plan and book flights now through early September 2022. 
The new flight will operate twice weekly on Fridays and Mondays.

“With more folks eager to resume leisure travel, we’re excited to be able to offer them another option to get away this spring and summer to enjoy the Sunshine State,” said Sun Country Airlines Chief Revenue Officer Grant Whitney. “We know there is pent-up demand for convenient, affordable travel, and we’re here to help folks enjoy the vacations they’ve been dreaming about.” 

With today’s expansion, Sun Country Airlines will operate a total of more than 100 routes and 80 airports in the United States, Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the Caribbean. Sun Country will now offer service to ten different airports across the state of Florida, providing visitors to the area with the flexibility to choose the destination airport that best suits their needs.

“We are so excited to welcome Sun Country as our ninth airline at Jacksonville International Airport,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) CEO Mark VanLoh said. “Their low fares will increase tourism to Northeast Florida, while offering our community nonstop flights to the Twin Cities.”

Sun Country’s customer experience includes free in-flight entertainment, complimentary nonalcoholic beverage service, a new mobile-friendly website with more self-service tools, and new interiors on each aircraft. Sun Country provides safe, reliable, hassle-free flights at affordable prices with warm and friendly service. The airline’s mission is to connect guests to their favorite people and places, to create lifelong memories and transformative experiences.

This new route and all routes are on sale now at suncountry.com. 
The new seasonal route: 
To Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
From Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
•Service begins April 8, 2022
•Operates twice weekly on Fridays and Mondays
•One-way fares as low as $69*

Fares are valid for one-way travel and are inclusive of all government taxes and fees. 
Must be purchased by 11:59 pm CT (Central Time) on November 2, 2021. 
Additional baggage and other service fees may apply. 
Seats are limited and fare may not be available on all flights or dates within the travel range. 
Valid for new bookings only. 

Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. 

Sun Country Airlines is a new breed of hybrid low-cost air carrier that dynamically deploys shared resources across our synergistic scheduled service, charter and cargo businesses. Based in Minnesota, we focus on serving leisure and visiting friends and relatives ("VFR") passengers and charter customers and providing cargo CMI services, with flights throughout the United States and to destinations in Mexico, Central America, Canada, and the Caribbean.
For photos, b-roll and additional company information, visit www.suncountryview.com/multimedia.

Jacksonville International Airport to Hold Job Fair on September 29

Several companies doing business at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) will participate in a job fair on Wednesday, September 29. Participating businesses are hiring for a wide range of positions both inside and outside the terminal. These jobs run a wide gamut from ramp agents, rental car associates, auto and aircraft mechanics, restaurant bartenders/servers and baggage handlers.

 

 

            WHEN:                      Wednesday, September29

                                             10a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

            WHERE:                   DoubleTreeby Hilton Jacksonville Airport

                                           Ballroom

                                           2101Dixie Clipper Drive

                                           Jacksonville,FL 32218

 

WHO:                        Enterprise RentalCars, Fidelity National Financial, Hertz Rental Cars, HMS Host Food    andBeverage, Paradies Shops Retail Concessions, PrimeFlight Aviation        Services,Quantum Aviation, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

 

“As we gear up for the Holiday season, companies are in need of more staff to meet the needs of passengers, "Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Mark VanLoh said. “There are so many exciting career opportunities with businesses operating at JAX and now is a great time to come out and learn how to be a part of the growing Airport community.”

 

 


Frontier Airlines to Provide New, Nonstop Service from JAX to San Juan, Puerto Rico

Frontier Airlines will offer new, nonstop service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Luis Mu?oz Mar?n International Airport (SJU) in San Juan, Puerto Rico starting November 1, 2021. Frontier’s new service to San Juan will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

“We’re thrilled to continue Frontier’s remarkable growth streak with the announcement of new service from Jacksonville to San Juan beginning in November,” said Daniel Shurz, senior vice president of commercial, Frontier Airlines. “We continue to focus on adding service to markets where our ‘Low Fares Done Right’ approach benefits customers and stimulates demand with affordable fares and convenient service.”

“San Juan is easily one of our most requested nonstop destinations,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) CEO Mark VanLoh said. “Between Jacksonville’s growing business ties with San Juan to the growing Puerto Rican population in Jacksonville, we believe this flight will be incredibly popular.”

Within the last six months, airlines operating at JAX have announced new nonstop service to Austin, Ft. Lauderdale, Greenville-Spartanburg, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York’s LaGuardia Airport, St. Louis and Washington D.C.’s Reagan Airport.
 
Frontier Airlines provides seasonal and year-round service to Denver and Philadelphia. For fares, reservations, comprehensive flight schedules and more information, visit flyfrontier.com.

Allegiant Airlines to Provide New, Nonstop Service from JAX to Nashville and Washington D.C.

Allegiant Airlines will offer new, nonstop flights year-round from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Nashville (BNA) and Washington D.C.’s Dulles International Airport (IAD) starting November 18 and 19, 2021.

 

Allegiant’s new service to Nashville will be available on Thursdays and Sundays, while Washington D.C. flights are scheduled for Fridays and Mondays. Introductory fares for both cities are currently as low as $39.

 

“We are excited Allegiant continues to grow in Northeast Florida,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Mark VanLoh said. “Today’s announcement means low fares for travelers flying to Nashville and Washington D.C.” 

 

Within the last six months, airlines operating at JAX have announced new nonstop service to Austin, Ft. Lauderdale, Greenville-Spartanburg, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York’s LaGuardia Airport, St. Louis, Tampa and Washington D.C.’s Reagan Airport.

 

Allegiant Airlines provides seasonal and year-round service to six different airports from JAX including Belleville-St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Norfolk and Pittsburgh. To book your next trip on Allegiant, visit https://www.allegiantair.com.


American Airlines to Provide New, Nonstop Service from JAX to Austin, Texas

American Airlines will offer daily nonstop flights from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) starting September 8, 2021, the airline stated in a press release today.
 
“As more people take to the skies, American Airlines is helping customers reconnect with friends and loved ones by providing more choice, convenience and flexibility than ever before,” said Brian Znotins, American’s Vice President of Network Planning. “New service from Jacksonville to Austin builds on our strategy to offer customers the industry’s best network and improves connectivity to one of the nation's fastest growing markets.” 
 
American’s new nonstop flight will depart AUS at 12:00 p.m. CDT, landing at 3:40 p.m. EST in Jacksonville. The return flight will depart JAX at 5:30 p.m. EST, and land in Austin at 7:15 p.m. CDT. American will operate the flight with a dual-class, 76-seat E175 aircraft. 
 
“Jacksonville shares many key industries with the Austin area, including advanced manufacturing, financial services and IT,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) CEO Mark VanLoh said. “From a business perspective it makes sense to connect our two cities. Austin is also a great vacation destination for those itching to travel again.” 
 
American Airlines provides service to six different airports from JAX including Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Miami (MIA), Philadelphia (PHL) and Washington D.C. (DCA). To book your next trip on American Airlines, visit https://www.aa.com/

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Jacksonville International Airport Holding Job Fair in May

With the resumption of increased flight activity at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), more than 20 companies doing business at the airport will participate in a job fair on Tuesday, May 11. The job fair will be held from 10:00 a.m. EST to 2:00 p.m. EST in the ballroom of the Doubletree Hotel Jacksonville Airport. 

Participating businesses include: American Airlines, Avis Budget Rental Cars, AvMax Aircraft Maintenance, Comfort Zone Spa, Doubletree Hotel, Enterprise Rental Cars, FedEx Express, Florida Cleaning Systems, Golden Gate America, Hertz Rental Cars, HMS Host Food and Beverage, Hyde Park Hospitality (The Club JAX), Insight Gift Shops, Paradies Shops Retail Concesssions, PrimeFlight Aviation Services, Prospect Airport Services, Quantum Aviation, Sheltair Aviation, Signature Flight Support, SP Plus Parking and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

“As air travel continues to increase, companies are staffing up to meet the demands of passengers,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Mark VanLoh said. “This job fair offers those looking for an exciting airport career the opportunity to interview with businesses operating at JAX.”

Participating businesses are hiring for a wide range of positions both inside and outside the terminal. These jobs run a wide gamut from ramp agents, TSA security officers and rental car associates to aircraft mechanics, restaurant bartenders/servers and baggage handlers. 

Attendees will be required to wear a facial covering and observe social distancing while at the JAX Airport job fair. 
 

JetBlue Airways to Provide New, Nonstop Service from JAX to New York’s LaGuardia Airport

JetBlue Airways will offer new, nonstop flights from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) starting in October 2021, the airline announced in a press release today

Once the service starts, JetBlue will provide Northeast Florida travelers with nonstop flights to the three New York area airports. JetBlue currently offers nonstop service to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).  

“New York is one of the most popular destinations on the East Coast for Northeast Florida travelers,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) CEO Mark VanLoh said. “Whether traveling for business or pleasure, passengers now have more options and will see lower fares.” 

Today’s announcement comes shortly after JetBlue expanded its presence at JAX. The airline began providing new nonstop flights to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on March 25.  

For fares, reservations, comprehensive flight schedules and more information, visit https://www.jetblue.com/.

Silver Airways to Provide New, Nonstop Service from JAX to New Orleans

[Jacksonville, FL – 06 April 2021] – Silver Airways will offer new, nonstop flights from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) starting June 3 with an introductory fare of $79 the airline announced in a press release this morning

Silver will offer twice weekly service to MSY on Thursday and Sunday. On both days, the flight will depart JAX at approximately 11:35 a.m. EST, arriving in New Orleans at 1:05 p.m. CDT. It will then depart from New Orleans at 1:45 p.m. CDT and arrive back in JAX AT 5:10 p.m. EST. Silver will operate the nonstop route with a 70-seat ATR 72-600. 

“New Orleans is one of our most requested leisure destinations,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) CEO Mark VanLoh said. “We are so excited that Northeast Floridians now have a nonstop flight from the Bold City to the Big Easy.” 

The new service announcement comes one day after the Airport Authority reopened Economy Lot #1, in anticipation of an uptick in summer travel and updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on travel. The lot opened on the same day that an estimated 7,500 passengers flew out of Jacksonville – the highest single day for travel out of JAX in more than a year.  

Today’s announcement is also on the heels of new additional service from Silver Airways. Since December, they have added new nonstop flights from Jacksonville to Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale and Greenville-Spartanburg. Please note that all scheduled times are subject to change. For fares, reservations, comprehensive flight schedules and more information, visit http://www.silverairways.com.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority Reopens Economy Parking at JAX Airport

After closing on-airport economy parking one year ago due to the downturn in air travel, today officials at the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) reopened Economy Lot #1 at Jacksonville international Airport (JAX), signaling a rise in passenger traffic. 

Economy Lot #1 re-opened on the same day that an estimated 7,500 passengers will fly out of Jacksonville – the highest single day for travel out of JAX in more than a year. 

“As people feel safe being in airport terminals and flying in airplanes again, we want to be ready for the increase in traffic,” JAA CEO Mark VanLoh said. “Given the updated guidance from the CDC on vaccinated people traveling, that could happen very soon.”  

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued updated guidance on travel for fully vaccinated people. 

A few operational changes are now in place that travelers should be aware of prior to parking in Economy Lot #1: 
•The lot is credit card only, no cash.
•Masks are required on shuttle busses to and from the terminal.
•Shuttle busses are sanitized frequently.
•Economy lot rate remains the same – only $6/day.


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JAX Airport Conducting Disaster Exercise on Wednesday, January 13

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) is conducting a full-scale disaster exercise on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). Airports are required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct this exercise once every three years.

Over 25 different agencies from Northeast Florida will respond to a simulated aircraft disaster as in a real emergency, including firefighting and rescue equipment, emergency medical services and law enforcement agencies. 80 volunteer role players and an aircraft simulator will also be used for training purposes. This is only an exercise. It is not open to the public.

The airport will remain open during this exercise and airport operations will not be affected. Roadblocks will be in places from 9:45 AM-11:45 AM from Terrell Road to Air Cargo Building 4, (14200 Pecan Park Road).
This exercise provides the hands-on training necessary for airport personnel and local emergency organizations to practice and prepare for a mutual aid response in the event of a major aircraft disaster at JAX. 


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JAA Announces Aviation Leases at Two Airports

JACKSONVILLE, FL - August 23, 2010 – The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) today approved an option to lease a hangar at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and a lease for a recently built spec hangar at Cecil Field.

JAA board members unanimously approved to give Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer an option to lease a 40,000-square-foot hangar at JAX.  Embraer is one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world focusing on specific market segments in commercial, defense, and executive aviation.

Whether or not Embraer takes the option at JAX is dependent on the company successfully landing an aircraft contract with the Department of Defense.

“We are glad to extend a leasing option to a well-known and diversified manufacturer like Embraer,” said Deborah Pass-Durham, Chair of the JAA Board. “Brining international clients to Jacksonville is key for the continued growth and development of our airport system.”

In addition, the board approved leasing a recently completed spec hangar at Cecil Field to the United States Navy. The hangar complex, which consists of a 13,983-square-foot existing office building, 22,680-square-feet of newly constructed hangar space and over 44,000 square-feet of ramp space, has an annual rent of $240,190. 

The Navy will use the facility for maintenance and repair of its aircraft.