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Jackson-Evers International Airport

Jackson-Evers International Airport
Airport information
 Location of the Jackson-Evers International Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Jackson
ServesJackson, Mississippi
Elevation105 m (346 ft)
Aircraft operations68378
Based aircraft45

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Jackson-Evers International Airport is a city-owned, public-use airport located in Jackson, Mississippi, five nautical miles (9 km) east of the central business district of Jackson, across the Pearl River.

It services commercial, private, and military aviation. It is named after Medgar Evers, the former Mississippi Field Secretary for the NAACP, and is administered by the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA), which also oversees aviation activity at Hawkins Field (HKS) in northwest Jackson.

As of March 2011, the Jackson-Evers International Airport was ranked as the 8th-best airport in a worldwide consumer survey conducted by Airports Council International. It was the only airport within the United States to be ranked within the top ten.

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