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Air Canada to provide daily service from JAX Airport to Toronto this summer

Feb 7, 2017
Junior Skepple,Reporter
Jacksonville Business Journal

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority announced Monday that beginning June 14 Air Canada will offer daily non-stop flights to Toronto. This is an expansion of their current weekend-only service, which started May 2016.

The flights, offered once a day, provide customers with connections to European and other Canadian cities.

The updated schedule is now reflected on the Air Canada website.

Source: http://ow.ly/twEZ308NOia

Jacksonville International Airport Economy Lot 2 closed for overhaul

January 30, 2017
By Drew Dixon 
drew.dixon@jacksonville.com

One of the economy parking lots at Jacksonville International Airport is now closed for several months.

The Jacksonville International Aviation Authority in a prepared statement Monday said Economy Lot 2 has been shut down. The closure is in preparation for a new parking system that’s being installed at JIA.

Signage on Pecan Park Road will provide detours for travelers arriving at the airport. Most using economy parking will be directed to Economy Lot 1 which will remain operational as the new parking system is implemented.

Economy Lot 2 is only one of five public parking lots that will undergo the system overhaul at JIA that will range from replacement of gates, equipment payment systems.

Drew Dixon: (904) 359-4098.

Source: http://ow.ly/yTR5308wQAz

Jacksonville International Airport closes a public parking lot for upgrades

Jan 30, 2017
Junior Skepple, Reporter
Jacksonville Business Journal

One of the five public parking facilities at Jacksonville International Airport is now closed for renovations. The closure is expected to last several months.

Economy Lot 2 is closed in preparation for the installation of a new parking system. Improvements include replacement of all gates and equipment, ability to integrate with SunPass and easy payment using a pay-on-foot station in the terminal or upon exit. In addition, a new license plate recognition system will confirm parking time in the event of a lost ticket.

Once all vehicles exit the lot, crews will clean debris before the project begins in March.

Signage placed along Pecan Park Road will direct customers to park in Economy Lot 1 (E-1), which has parking spaces available. Free shuttle service between E-1 and the terminal will continue to operate as normal.

Anyone with questions or concerns may call the parking office at 904.741.2277.

Source: http://ow.ly/y2Ay308vdXu

Jacksonville International Airport launches new app

Jan 23, 2017
Junior Skepple, Reporter
Jacksonville Business Journal

The Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) launched their new “JAX AIRPORT” app, Monday.

The free app, available for both Android and iOS devices, is the hub for all things Jacksonville International Airport.

The app provides flight information, interactive maps, airport news and much more.

The app also lists shops and restaurants at JAX and shows maps of the ticketing, baggage claim and gate areas.

“We strive to enhance the airport experience for our passengers,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Steve Grossman said. “With so many people using mobile devices, an airport-specific app seemed to fill a need.”

The app was developed to meet the needs of passengers desiring information on-the-go.

Ticket booking is not yet available through the app, but the app states this feature is coming soon.

Source: http://ow.ly/Pzie308h7oF

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Economy Lot 2 Closing for Upgrades-Project will enhance JAX parking facilities

January 30, 2017

Economy Lot 2 (E-2) is now closed in preparation for installation of a new parking system. The closure is expected to last several months.

Once all vehicles exit the lot, crews will clean up storm and other debris before the project begins in March.

Signage placed along Pecan Park Road will direct customers to park in Economy Lot 1 (E-1), which has ample parking spaces available. Free shuttle service between E-1 and the terminal will continue to operate as normal.

E-2 is the first of JAX’s five public parking facilities to receive the system overhaul. Improvements include replacement of all gates and equipment, ability to integrate with SunPass and easy payment using either a pay-on-foot station in the terminal or upon exit. In addition, a new License Plate Recognition (LPR) System will confirm actual parking time in the event of a lost ticket.

Anyone with questions or concerns may call the parking office at 904.741.2277.

Jacksonville International Airport App Now Available to Download

January 23, 2017

Navigating through Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) has never been easier with the official release of the “JAX Airport” app, now available for both Android and iOS devices.  

The new app has a multitude of features to assist travelers through every aspect of their airport experience. These include flight information, a comprehensive list of shops and restaurants at JAX and an interactive map of the ticketing, baggage claim and gate areas. 

Over the last several years, there has been an upward trend in the number of users accessing the JAX website, www.flyjax.com, from mobile devices. The app was developed to meet the needs of passengers desiring information on-the-go. 

“We strive to enhance the airport experience for our passengers,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Steve Grossman said. “With so many people using mobile devices, an airport-specific app seemed to fill a need.”  

This free app gives passengers unprecedented access to the airport’s many in-terminal amenities, the latest airport news as well as job listings.