Jackson Hole JAC Airport Overview
JAC Airport is 9 miles north of Jackson Hole. When driving from the Town of Jackson, take Cache Street and drive north on highway 89 for about 9 miles, then turn left at the Airport sign.
With an estimated yearly passenger count of 548,500, Jackson Hole Airport is served by a number of major airlines, as well as by seasonal seasonal charters, offering direct flights to many U.S. hubs with convenient connections.
1. Arrive at the Airport at least two hours prior to scheduled departure time during high season, as there is very limited staff available to process arriving passengers.
2. Skiers or Snowboarders: you can bring your ski or snowboard equipment as checked baggage (1 ski & pole bag, or one snowboard bag, and one boot bag - the total of which cannot exceed 80in/203cm in linear dimensions (width, length & height).
3. It is strongly advisable to take alternative transportation into Jackson Hole Airport, by taking a taxi or by having someone drop you off.
The passenger terminal at Jackson Hole Airport had undergone extensive renovation & expansion in 2009/10, and has a new ticketing hall with 36 counters, a new gate area & restaurant, security checkpoint and inbound baggage area. More projects are to be completed between 2014 & 2015 (see below), including new expanded baggage claim.
Amenities & services inside the terminal include a restaurants, a gift shop, a book store, a snack machines, an ATM machine and free WiFi access throughout the terminal.
Current airlines serving the terminal: American Eagle, Delta, Frontier, Skywest & United airlines
Present & future Airport developments: A new construction project, to be done in three phases, started May 2013, will have integrated a new 2-level support building, housing baggage claim, screening checkpoint & airline offices. Meanwhile Phase 1 (the support building) has been completed.
Phase 2 of construction involves a temporary baggage claim area in the employee parking lot, while one or both baggage claim carousels are transferred to this area - completion date mid-March 2014.
Phase 3 of construction will involve the demolition of the existing baggage claim area and the northern portion of the Administrative building. The new ground level building will be connected to the terminal, administration building & new support building, and will house a baggage claim area with 3 flat-plate claim devices and another one for skis only.
Final completion of the entire project is scheduled for Spring 2015.