MEMPHIS, TN (December 10, 2019) – Delta Air Lines and Memphis International Airport will host the 10th annual “Fantasy Flight” to the “North Pole” for patients from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their families on Friday, December 13.
Children will arrive at the airport between 5:15 and 5:30 p.m. Friday to check-in and receive special boarding passes. At about 6:30 p.m., they’ll depart on their trip to the North Pole on a plane provided by Delta Air Lines that will taxi around the airfield before arriving at a different gate, where Santa and many other guests will greet the children. The trip to the North Pole will include Christmas carols, games and a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Other special guests will include the Chick-Fil-A Cow, West Tennessee Therapy Dogs and others.
This marks the 10th year that Delta Air Lines and Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) employees have coordinated this event. The local Transportation Security Administration (TSA) also assists in coordinating the Fantasy Flight, which also receives contributions from airport tenants HMS Host, Gate Gourmet, and Paradies Lagardère.
“For 10 years, airport employees have teamed together to host this wonderful holiday event,” said Scott Brockman, MSCAA President and CEO. “We’re so grateful to have such community-oriented partners at MEM, and we’re excited to once again spread Yuletide joy to these children and their families!”