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 548K+, 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 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, Delta, Frontier, Skywest & United airlines - offering connections to most of the U.S. major airports, with connections around the world.
Present & future Airport developments: A 3-phase construction project started May 2013, involving a new 2-level support building housing baggage claim, screening checkpoint & airline offices. Phases 1 & 2 have already been completed. (Phase 1 was the the support building; phase 2 a temporary baggage claim area in the employee parking lot, while baggage claim carousel(s) were transferred to this area.)
Phase 3 of construction involves demolition of existing baggage claim area & northern portion of 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 is scheduled for Spring 2015.