JAA Police Officers Awarded Life Saving Medal

Earlier this year, three Jacksonville Aviation Authority Police Department Officers received the Jacksonville Fire/Rescue Department Award of Merit with Life Saving Medal for their heroic efforts to revive an airport passenger in 2018. Director Mark Stevens, Sergeant James Pledger and Officer Rod Nelson were alerted to a male passenger who had collapsed, unconscious, on the…

Busiest Month in JAX History

March 2019 was the busiest month, not just the busiest March, in the history of Jacksonville International Airport. A total of 664,479 passengers, including 329,674 enplanements and 334,805 deplanements, passed through the airport in March. March’s record numbers represent a continuation of 18 consecutive months of year-over-year growth at JAX, dating from October of 2017.…

Major Project Begins in JAX Airport Garages

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…

Jacksonville Airports Contribute $6 Billion to the Florida Economy

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…

JAX Conducts Emergency Response Drill

Preparedness. It’s anticipating what can go wrong, and developing a plan to minimize the impact and get back to normal as quickly as possible when things do go wrong. The Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) recently held an emergency response drill to practice for just such an event. After months of planning and coordination with agencies…

JAX Sets New Record for Annual Passenger Traffic

Passenger traffic reached a new high at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) in 2018, our 50th anniversary year. The 6,460,253 travelers eclipsed the previous record of 6,319,501, set in 2007. Additionally, seven of the 12 months of 2018 set records for monthly passenger traffic at JAX. “This is an excellent milestone for our organization and Jacksonville…

Frontier Airlines Adds New Flight from JAX

Frontier Airlines is adding another non-stop destination from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). Beginning April 30, Frontier announced they will operate three weekly flights to Raleigh-Durham (RDU), North Carolina, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, using an A320 aircraft. The airline currently offers non-stop service to Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Chicago O’Hare, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Trenton.…

Remembering the Day that Forever Changed Aviation: Current & Former Employees Share Memories of 9/11

Nearly every generation has “one event” which not only left unforgettable memories of where people were and what they were doing when it happened, but was a pivotal time in our collective history. September 11, 2001, is that event for our generation. In 2016, we sat down with several current and former Jacksonville Aviation Authority…