Jacksonville Airport (JAX/KJAX)

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The famously-challenging 17th hole at Sawgrass – one of 1,300 holes and 175 golf courses along 74 miles of (warm) Atlantic ocean beaches. JAXPORT, 15 miles from the airport, also serves 100 cruise sailings.

Other Major reasons to serve this airport

  • Jacksonville is the 11th largest city in population in the USA, but is the largest city in land area in the continental USA. Nearly five million residents are within a two hour drive of Jacksonville International Airport
  • Jacksonville is home to the second largest art museum in Florida and home of the oldest plantation home in Florida. The oldest city in Florida, St. Augustine, is just south of Jacksonville.
  • Jacksonville boasts 226 sunny days each year and has been hit only once by a hurricane since 1871. The mild winters make it an ideal place to visit year ‘round.
  • There are nearly 1,300 holes of golf on 75 golf courses, 74 miles of Atlantic Ocean Beach, many rivers and lakes and over 80,000 acres of national and state parks, preserves and recreational areas. The area is home to the PGA Tour Headquarters, The World Golf Hall of Fame, THE PLAYERS Championship, and a professional football team, The Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • The cruise port hosts over 100 annual cruises to the Caribbean and Key West. Other destinations within a two hour drive include Savannah, Georgia’s Golden Isles, Daytona Beach and Orlando. Amelia Island is just to the north and St. Augustine is just to the south.
  • For further information on Northeast Florida tourism, please visit:

Marketing and other support

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority offers incentive packages which may include rental credits, aircraft parking and landing fee credits, marketing assistance and advertising dollars. The Authority assists with press releases, press conferences, inaugural events and in-terminal advertising.

Jacksonville catchment mapCatchment Area

  • 30 Miles from JAX – 1.6M
  • 50 Miles from JAX – 2.4M
  • 70 Miles from JAX – 4.2M

Jacksonville Airport Florida ShrimpsUnder-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Jacksonville is home to several distribution centers, including Coach, WalMart, and Michaels Crafts. Industries with large presence in Jacksonville include medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, automotive parts, seafood, and clothing. Companies based in Jacksonville include Vistakon, Steinmart, Ring Power, Anheuser-Busch, Northrop Grumman Corp, PSS World Medical Inc, Smurfit-Stone Container Corp, Waste Technology Corp, and Medtronic.


  • JAX is 14 miles from downtown Jacksonville, located on the picturesque St. Johns River. It is just 25 miles to the Atlantic Ocean Beaches, just 25 miles to beautiful Amelia Island and just 50 miles to historic St. Augustine, the oldest city in America.
  • Two major interstate highways connect Jacksonville – Interstate 10 goes from Jacksonville to Santa Monica, California, connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Interstate 95 travels directly through Jacksonville, connecting the city to Miami to the South and North into Canada. CSX railroad connects Jacksonville to many areas via rail.
  • JAX is served by a network of buses, with a dedicated bus, Air JTA, from JAX to downtown and other areas. Numerous taxis, limousines and rental cars are readily available in the JAX terminal building.

Infrastructure & Operations:

  • 2 runways: 7,700 ft. and 10,000 ft. (Both 150 ft. Wide)
  • 24-hour operation.
  • Complete Federal Inspection Facility.
  • 2 Fixed Base Operators on site.
  • 2 Commercial Fuel Farms.
  • Gate Facilities available with or without jet bridge.
  • Four ground handling companies on site.
  • Fire & Rescue and Police & Security on site.

Vital statistics

  • Total Passengers 2011 – 5.6 Million
  • Freight Carriage 2011 – 145,295,975
  • Two largest carriers: Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines


For airport rates and charges, contact the Air Service Development Department.

Please visit Jacksonville Airport Website for their annual report.