Roanoke and Jackson airports and terminals
Airports in Roanoke VA, US
Greenbrier Valley (LWB)
Distance from City Center: 46.8 miles
Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA)
Distance from City Center: 3 miles
Preston-Glenn Field (LYH)
Distance from City Center: 42.1 miles
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Flights to Jackson
Roanoke Regional Airport
The Roanoke Regional Airport handles most of the flights and air traffic in this region of Virginia. Airlines like US Airways Express and Delta Connection offer flights to Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, and other cities across the country. Budget-friendly flights from Roanoke are readily available when you use Orbitz.com, which scours the Internet to find you the best possible deals on Roanoke flights.
Parking Your Car
You can easily park your car at Roanoke Regional Airport, which has more than 1,000 spots available. The long-term lots charge $8 per day, which is cheaper than short-term parking. Shuttle service is available to and from each lot.
Buses and Taxis
You can get to the airport via bus or taxi. The bus line has a stop less than 200 feet from the entrance to the terminal, while taxis will drop you off at the door. Dependable Cab Service and Yellow Cab will provide transport to the airport from any Roanoke location. If you're looking for deals on transportation, keep in mind that cabs and buses are often less expensive than parking fees.
Eating at the Airport
The Cafe and Cafe and Spirits are the two main restaurants at the airport. Both restaurants provide light meals and snacks. If you need something quick, get a snack from one of the vending machines in the terminal. Before you buy your air ticket, look for deals at Orbitz.com on flights from Roanoke to get the best price.
Traveling to Jackson
Air travel to the city of Jackson, MS and the surrounding area uses the Jackson-Evers International Airport. Jackson-Evers is located at 100 International Dr., 12 miles from the city center, in the small city of Pearl. All commercial flights to Jackson use this airport as their destination. A second, smaller airport is located in northwest Jackson. The smaller airport, Hawkins Field, preceded Jackson-Evers and has now been relegated to private use only. The international airport is named in honor of civil rights leader and Mississippi local, Medgar Evers. The airport provides direct flights to nine cities daily and is serviced by Delta, United, American Eagle, US Airways and Southeast Airlines. It's the only U.S. airport listed among the top ten best in the 2011 Airports Council International survey.
Transportation From Jackson-Evers International Airport
Those arriving at Jackson can find transportation into the city by taxi, city bus, or limousine, or, for larger groups, by chartering a bus. Taxi service is the quickest way into the downtown area, with fares beginning at about $18. City bus service averages about $1.50 per ticket, with prices varying according to the age of the traveler. Car rentals are also available from Avis, Budget, Hertz, and other companies, with rental counters located on Terminal Level 1 near the baggage claim area. Driving from the airport to the downtown area takes only around 15 minutes.
The Weather in Jackson
The weather in Jackson is hot and humid in the summers, with temperatures in Fahrenheit ranging between average lows in the mid-60s and highs in the lower 90s. Winters are mild, with averages running between 35 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Spring and fall tend to average in the 60s and 70s. Dress should be moderately seasonal, with heavy dress likely necessary only during November through February.
Things to Do in Jackson
There are plenty of things to do in Jackson. Annual festivals include CelticFest in September, Crossroads Film Festival in April, and the Mississippi State Fair in October. Multiple theaters and art galleries are available for visitor enjoyment, and a number of museums cover everything from state history to art. Cheap flights to Jackson are available daily, and reservations are possible online through Orbitz.com.
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