Airport Facts

Your Southeast Texas Connection to the World.

The Jack Brooks Regional Airport, located in Jefferson County, serves an expanding regional population base in excess of 500,000 with connections to Texas and the world. We are located just minutes from anywhere in the Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange geographic areas and only an hour from Lake Charles, Louisiana and Houston, Texas.

Over 30,000 passengers a year choose Jack Brooks Regional Airport with free parking just outside the entrance to our newly renovated (Spring 2009) 24,000 square foot terminal and quick check-in and security checks. Business and personal travelers find this more adaptable to their busy schedules and more affordable than the 3 to 4-hour round trip to Houston, additional time of check-in and security and the increasing cost of fuel for the trip and parking.

Transportation is both diversified and close. Thirty (30) trucking companies, deep-water ports in Beaumont, Port Arthur and Orange, three Class A rail lines with connections to the deep-water ports in Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange. Only 90 miles from Bush Intercontinental and Hobby Airports in Houston, the Jack Brooks Regional Airport provides affordable access to world-wide travel, commerce, and recreation.

Southeast Texas is enjoying yet another boom in the petro-chemical industry, with several billion dollar projects underway and planned for the next 10 years. Along with the current and projected employment increases have come hundreds of new retail outlets and restaurants to further diversify the economy. Additional areas of growth have been in healthcare, with two new hospitals, research and development; food processing, tourism, aircraft and metals and construction.

Employment opportunities abound in Southeast Texas. Industrial, manufacturing, commercial and retail job opportunities are abundant in Southeast Texas. The area is rich in skilled labor as well as degreed professionals, and training is readily available. Lamar University, Beaumont, Lamar Institute of Technology, Lamar State College in Port Arthur and Orange as well as ISTC, the Industrial Safety Training Council, and numerous trade schools afford residents a myriad of degree plans and specialized skills training.

Airport Ownership and Management from official FAA records
Ownership: Publicly-owned
Owner: Jefferson County
1149 Pearl St 4th Floor
Beaumont, Tx 77701
Phone 409-835-8466
Manager: Alex Rupp
4875 Parker Dr
Beaumont, Tx 77705
Phone 409-719-4900

Airport Operational Statistics
Aircraft based on the field: 124
Single engine airplanes: 93
Multi engine airplanes: 16
Jet airplanes: 10
Helicopters: 5

Aircraft operations: avg 75/day *
61% transient general aviation
19% air taxi
18% local general aviation
2% military
<1% commercial
* for 12-month period ending 31 December 2009

Situated on more than 1,180 acres, JBRA offers two runways with approach markers to accommodate commercial and executive aircraft.  One runway is  equipped with Instrument Landing System (ILS).

85+ Acres Available for Development

  • Air Traffic Control Tower (FAA operated)
  • Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting
    • (Index A) – 24 hours
  • Auxiliary/Ground Power Units
  • Charter Flights
  • Commercial Terminal and Lounge
  • Customs Landing Rights
  • DTN Computerized Weather Service
  • Executive Terminal and Pilot’s Lounge
  • Flight Instruction, Aircraft Rental
  • Foreign Trade Zone
  • Fueling: 100LL, Jet-A
  • Hangars, T-Hangars, and Tiedowns
  • Navigational Aids and Facilities
    • FAA Approved
  • Quick Turnaround
  • Runways: 6750′ X 150′; 5070′ X 150′