Control of Jackson Int’l Airport in Limbo as Board Announces More Flights

Control of the Jackson-Medgar Evers Wiley International Airport remains in limbo, as the current board works to attract more carriers and expand its list of destinations.

Mississippi-based Southern Airways Express is adding Memphis, Nashville and Destin, to its list of flights out of Jackson’s International Airport beginning September 26. CEO Stan Little.

“Jackson really now has become one of the primary focus cities of the airline at least in our Gulf region,” said Little.

The news comes as the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority and the City of Jackson are in a legal battle against the state over a law that would dissolve the airport authority. Instead, a nine member board would take its place with representatives included from Madison and Rankin Counties, as well as Jackson.

MPB Online
8/23/16