JMAA sees enhance in air journey amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Posted: Aug three, 2020 / 05:44 PM CDTUp to date: Aug three, 2020 / 06:16 PM CDT

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) stated it’s persevering with to see a gentle enhance in air journey at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers Worldwide Airport (JAN) because the affect of COVID-19 in early April 2020.

Based on JMAA, passenger numbers have decreased from these of final yr. Right now final yr, JMAA stated passenger boarding numbers had been as many as 1,400 per day. These numbers are within the 450-550 every day vary.

Leaders stated the present variety of individuals touring represents a big enhance from lower than 100 passengers per day in April. Since then, flights have elevated by as much as 200% with 11 or 12 every day flights.

JMAA has applied measures to maintain all passengers, prospects, tenants, and staff secure through the COVID-19 period.

These measures embody:

Set up of hand sanitizers all through JAN and Hawkins Area Airport (HKS); LaWanda D. Harris Robert E. Martin Rev. James L. Henley, Jr. LTC (R) Lucius Wright Paul A. Brown Chairwoman Vice-Chairman Commissioner Commissioner CEO 2Health and security signage and announcement reminders all through airports and through social media to: o put on face coverings o wash arms for 20 seconds with cleaning soap and water o stay house and/or postpone journey when sick or experiencing flu-like symptomsFloor decals as an example training six ft of social distancingComplimentary face masks can be found for passengers who shouldn’t have face coverings for journey Plexiglass shields at each airline ticket counter and automotive rental counters. For specifics on well being and security measures happening aboard plane, please contact the particular airline.

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JMAA encourages passengers to watch airways and www.iFlyJackson.com or go to particular person airways on-line for any adjustments to flight standing and/or well being and security pointers.

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