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MEM expects 90,000 people to pass through TSA checkpoint for Thanksgiving travel period

Thanksgiving continues the trend of heavy passenger traffic at MEM. Approximately 90,000 people are expected to pass through the TSA checkpoint at Memphis International Airport (MEM) during the peak Thanksgiving travel period, which will take place November 17-27.

MEM Terminal Modernization & Seismic Program Open House on Nov. 29

Join us on November 29 from 9-11am at The Guesthouse at Graceland to meet the team and learn more about the MEM Terminal Modernization and Seismic Program. Explore upcoming opportunities for local subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, and professional service providers.

Thanksgiving Travel Tips from MEM

The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is traditionally one of the busiest of the year for airports across the nation. As a result, travelers should prepare for heavier passenger traffic during this year’s Thanksgiving travel period, which will fall between November 17-27.

MSCAA announces parking rate changes

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution to increase parking rates at Memphis International Airport (MEM). The additional revenue generated from these increases will be used to fund numerous critical improvements to MEM’s parking system.

The increases will be implemented in the economy garage and surface overflow lots, with daily rates for both moving to $9 per day effective November 1, 2023. The rates for the short-term and long-term lots will remain unchanged.

MEM shares Fall Break travel tips

Fall Break continues the trend of heavy passenger traffic at MEM. More than 50,000 people are expected to pass through the TSA checkpoint during the peak Fall Break travel period, which will take place October 5-9. MEM continues to strongly recommend that passengers arrive at the airport a minimum of two hours before their scheduled departure time.

MEM shares travel tips for Labor Day Weekend

Nearly 47,000 people are expected to pass through the TSA checkpoint at Memphis International Airport (MEM) during the Labor Day travel period, which will take place between August 31 and September 5. The peak day is expected to be Friday, when approximately 10,000 people are projected to pass through the checkpoint.

Marshall Stevens

Marshall Stevens to join MSCAA as Vice President of Operations/Chief Operating Officer

Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has selected Marshall Stevens as its new Vice President of Operations. Stevens will succeed Terry Blue, who will assume the role of MSCAA’s President and CEO on January 1, 2024, following the retirement of current President and CEO Scott Brockman.

Charles W. Baker Airport

Airport Authority to build new terminal for Charles W. Baker Airport in Millington

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has approved a construction project that will replace the terminal at Charles W. Baker Airport in Millington.

MEM shares summer parking update, tips for travelers

Over the past few weeks, Memphis International Airport has seen a significant uptick in social media comments and inquiries about the parking situation. We have regularly included parking updates and information in our news releases about holiday and peak travel, most recently the 4th of July weekend. Moving forward, will utilize the website and social media to proactively remind passengers ahead of peak days in the coming weeks as summer continues.

Southwest Airlines launches service between Memphis and Washington DC

Southwest Airlines has launched its seasonal daily nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The route will operate through September 4.