Jacksonville International Airport

An American Airlines aircraft at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va on June 2, 2021.

American Airlines will soon offer non-stop flights from Jacksonville to Austin, Texas.

JetBlue To Offer Nonstop Service From JAX To Laguardia

Apr 21, 2021

JetBlue Airways will begin offering nonstop flights from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) starting this October, the airline announced Wednesday.

Stewart speaking at a podium at the entrance of the airport terminal, with a bunch of signs around him about COVID-19 guidelines and more airport precautions.
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The Jacksonville International Airport is preparing for an expected influx of travelers as the holiday season approaches, although numbers are still expected to be significantly lower than years prior. 

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Grand Rapids, Mich. will be added to the list of cities with nonstop service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) starting in October.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Seeks To Regain International Service

Jun 7, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

When Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Mark VanLoh was a child in South Dakota, the airport in Sioux Falls was his playground.

“We used to go to the airport on Sundays after church to eat. We’d go watch the airplanes. My sister and I would run up and down the concourses,” VanLoh said.

He traces his 35-year career in aviation back to a single moment on the runway in his hometown — President John F. Kennedy’s arrival on Air Force One.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority

The President and CEO of the Tulsa Airports Authority has been hired to lead the Jacksonville Aviation Authority.

Spirit Airlines

Another airline is setting up shop at the Jacksonville International Airport (JIA).

The Jacksonville airport will open a premium lounge early next year, if all goes to plan.


Jacksonville International Airport officials are asking travelers to call airlines before showing up for flights Wednesday.

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Travelers who book an Uber or Lyft to pick them up from the Jacksonville Airport will soon have to pay a fee.

Parking fees at Jacksonville International Airport will be going up June 1. 

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Travelers will soon be able to head to a new exotic location from Jacksonville. Silver Airways said Thursday it’s starting nonstop service to the Bahamas in May.

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Passengers at Jacksonville International Airport are once again moving smoothly through security now that a broken TSA scanner is working again.

JIA spokeswoman Debbie Jones says travelers weren’t so lucky early Tuesday morning, however.

“It really caused a significant delay for many passengers. The machine has since been repaired and is operating normally. So we’re not seeing any significant delays related to that," she said Tuesday afternoon.

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Some potential passengers were pretty excited when Air Canada said it would start flying between Jacksonville and Toronto. Now they have something else to be excited about.

Air Canada said Monday its recently announced nonstop service would begin earlier than it had anticipated. The reason: The Canadian airline wants to accommodate tourists coming to the First Coast for The Players Championship.

TSA: Remember Special Rules For Four-Legged Travelers

May 21, 2015
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Anyone who’s flown on an airplane in the past decade has the airport security rules memorized: Don’t leave your bag unattended. Take off your shoes when you pass through metal detectors. And leave weapons at home.

But what about rules for furry travel companions?

The Transportation Security Administration has special rules for flyers with small pets.

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Today is the first flight on a new route from Jacksonville International Airport to Pittsburgh. The twice-weekly flight is one of two new offerings from Allegiant Air. Its other one goes to Cincinnati.

Jacksonville Aviation Authority spokesman Michael Stewart says the new flights reflect the highest level of passenger traffic the airport has seen since 2007.

Michael Dunn, human trafficking, and flight delays are in the headlines today.

Winter weather, SWAT, and red light cameras are in the headlines today.

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Severe winter weather in the central and Northeastern U.S. is causing problems for passengers at Jacksonville International Airport.

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Extra parking for holiday travelers will be available at Jacksonville International Airport beginning Sunday that could save quick travelers money.

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As Jacksonville International Airport prepares for the busy Thanksgiving travel season, a new screening program should make it easier for some passengers to get through security.

About eight months before Zeljko Causevic walked into Jacksonville International Airport and allegedly told security agents he was carrying a bomb that was later discovered to be a collection of random household electronics, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a call from Causevic that his wife was suicidal.

According to the police report obtained by WJCT news partner News4Jax, Causevic wasn't at home with his wife when he made the call.

Bail set for JIA bomb hoax suspect, the Klan writes to city school board members, and a possible rash of attempted child abductions are in the headlines this morning.

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In court this afternoon, bail was set at $1 million for the man who allegedly claimied he had a bomb at Jacksonville International Airport on Tuesday night.

39-year-old Zeljko Causevic’s first court appearance was this afternoon before Duval County Judge Russell Healey. 

He was charged with making a false report about planting a bomb and making a fake bomb, both second-degree felonies.  His next court date is set for Wednesday, October 23.

A 39-year-old man has been accused of making and possessing a "hoax bomb" and making a false report about an explosive device following the scare that shut down Jacksonville (Fla.) International Airport for five hours on Tuesday.

Our colleagues from WJCT report that the man, Zeljko Causevic, "is a Jacksonville resident originally from Serbia."

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released the arrest records of the two men charged during the evacuation of Jacksonville International Airport last night. 

Zeljko Causevic is charged with making a false threat and possession of a hoax bomb. Manuel Rivera was charged with resisting arrest. Rivera's charge is not believed to be related to the threat made by Causevic.

Read the reports below:

One charged after Jacksonville International Airport evacuated due to suspicious packages, the Mathews Bridge could be open in two weeks, and the government shutdown are in headlines this morning.

Karen Feagins / WJCT News

UPDATED 12:45 p.m.

Wednesday afternoon, things slowly started returning to normal at Jacksonville International Airport after the airport was evacuated and shut down for 5 hours Tuesday night.

Police arrested Zeljko Causevic, 39, and charged him with falsely reporting a bomb and having a hoax bomb. The suspect is a US citizen from Bosnia and is expected to make his first appearance in court at 1:00p.m. Wednesday.

WJCT First Read : Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Aug 14, 2013

Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida, and across the country. We'll also preview some of WJCT's upcoming news programming.

Jax City Council approves election center move: At their regular meeting last night, the Jacksonville City Council approved a ten-year lease for a building on Imeson Rd. to house the Duval County Supervisor of Elections training offices and warehouse with a 13-6 vote.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office


UPDATE 05/17/13 4:20: JSO has just announced that Rodney Lorenzo Addison walked into the police station today and turned himself in. He is currently being charged with Auto Theft, Possession of Cocaine, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement, Reckless Driving, and Driving While License Suspended

What follows is our report from Thursday about the incident:

Jacksonville police are still looking for a 20-year-old Jacksonville man involved in a police shooting yesterday at Jacksonville International Airport.