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Memphis International Airport announces World Class Tour dates for 2024

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (January 11, 2024) — Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced its Jon K. Thompson World Class Tour dates for 2024. The first tour of the year will take place on March 28.

Named after Jon K. Thompson, one of the Airport Authority’s longest-serving board members, these tours are designed to give attendees a better look at the airport’s operations and a better understanding about the important role MEM plays in the Mid-South economy.

The tours will take place from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 28, 2024
  • Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • Thursday, May 23, 2024
  • Thursday, June 27, 2024
  • Thursday, July 25, 2024
  • Thursday, August 22, 2024
  • Thursday, September 26, 2024
  • Thursday, October 24, 2024

The tour begins with a continental breakfast and presentations on the airport’s history, current activities, finances, projects, air service development efforts, and FedEx operations. The presentations are followed by a comprehensive bus tour around the airfield, including the FedEx World Hub and the Tennessee Air National Guard base. At the conclusion of the bus tour, attendees will also have the option of a walking tour of MEM’s concourse.

“The World Class Tour provides our community with a unique behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn about MEM’s operations,” said Terry Blue, President and CEO of Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. “Attendees can learn about the latest projects as well in-depth information about FedEx operations and Tennessee National Guard activities.”

Register online at www.flymemphis.com/jon-k-thompson-world-class-tour. For more information, email wct@flymemphis.com or call 901-922-8079.