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Memphis International Airport, CityCURRENT to present virtual airport tour July 17

Memphis International Airport

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (July 14, 2020) — Memphis International Airport (MEM) and CityCURRENT are partnering to present a virtual version of MEM’s Jon K. Thompson World Class Tour on Friday, July 17.

The virtual tour will begin at 1 p.m., starting with a presentation by Scott Brockman, President and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. His presentation will feature information about the airport’s history, current activities, impacts of COVID-19, finances, projects, air service development efforts, and FedEx operations. Brockman’s presentation will be followed by a video tour of the airfield, including the FedEx World Hub and the Tennessee Air National Guard base. The virtual tour will conclude with a live Q&A session with Brockman and other airport leaders.

Attendees can register at https://citycur.rent/MEMAirportVirtualTour


1:00-2:00 PM – Virtual Video Tour of Memphis International Airport

2:15-2:45 PM – Q&A Session with MSCAA president and CEO, Scott Brockman

Named after Jon K. Thompson, one of the Airport Authority’s longest-serving board members, these tours are designed to give attendees an inside look at the airport’s operations and a better understanding about the important role MEM plays in the Mid-South economy. The traditional in-person tour schedule has been suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

“The World Class Tour provides community leaders and the general public with a unique inside look at MEM, its operations and current projects,” said Brockman, President “With the pandemic limiting our ability to conduct in-person meetings, we are grateful to CityCURRENT for their innovative efforts to present this tour in a virtual environment.”