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MSCAA board awards modernization construction, jet bridge contracts; Project expected to be completed in early 2021

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (August 16, 2018) – The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) Board of Commissioners has approved the selection of Flintco, LLC as the primary contractor for Memphis International Airport’s (MEM’s) B Concourse modernization construction and redesign project. The total of the contract is $122,582,530. The board also approved a $32,000,038 contract with Aero Bridgeworks…
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Memphis International Airport exceeds 2.15 million enplanements in Fiscal Year 2017-2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (August 1, 2018) – Enplanements at Memphis International Airport (MEM) exceeded 2.15 million during its Fiscal Year 2017-2018, which ended on June 30, 2018. The number represented an increase of nearly 115,000 enplanements or 5.6 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. “Enplanement” is a common airport industry term that refers to a…
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Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority awards $4.6-million master plan contract to Jacobsen | Daniels

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 29, 2018) – Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has awarded Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D), a minority-owned airport consulting firm, with a $4.6-million contract to prepare new master plans for the Memphis International Airport (MEM), General Dewitt Spain Airport, and Charles W. Baker Airport.  “We are excited to partner with J|D in developing long-term plans for our three airports.…
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Southwest Airlines’ Memphis-Dallas service to increase to three times daily in January

MEMPHIS, TENN. (July 2, 2018) – Southwest Airlines will increase its nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), with flights running three times daily beginning January 7, 2019. The airline currently operates one flight per day between the two destinations. Southwest will utilize Boeing 737 aircraft with an average…
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Memphis International Airport continues strong passenger & cargo growth trends

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 29, 2018) – Memphis International Airport (MEM) continued its strong growth trends in May, with passenger and cargo operations showing significant increases compared to May 2017. There were more than 205,000 enplanements in May 2018, a 5.4 percent increase compared to May 2017. Enplanements at MEM have increased this fiscal year by…
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Memphis to host inaugural “TakeOff 2018” air service networking conference in October

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 28, 2018) – Memphis has been selected as the host city for TakeOff 2018, a new air service networking conference that is focused on connecting airlines with smaller and non-hub airports. The inaugural TakeOff event will take place October 29 and 30 at The Peabody Memphis Hotel and is expected to draw…
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Memphis International Airport works to boost air service at JumpStart conference

Photo: Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority’s President and CEO Scott Brockman (bottom right) and Senior Manager of Air Service Research and Development Chip Gentry (top right) meet with Allegiant’s Dan Meier (top left) and Max Barrus (bottom left) at the ACI-NA JumpStart conference. Allegiant was one of 13 airlines that met with MEM this week.  MEMPHIS,…
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Moody’s Investors Service affirms Airport Authority’s “A3” rating, upgrades outlook to “Positive”

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 4, 2018) – Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority’s (MSCAA’s) general airport revenue bonds at A3, and has upgraded MSCAA’s rating outlook from “stable” to “positive.” Moody’s cited the “sustained positive trajectory of enplanements at the Memphis International Airport since fiscal year 2016” as one of its primary factors…
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Allegiant launches Memphis-Oakland service

MEMPHIS, TENN. (May 30, 2018) – Allegiant has launched its new nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). The flight will run twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday. The flight is currently scheduled to be seasonal in nature, ending in mid-August, though strong demand could lead to a year-round service.…
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S&P Global Ratings Raises Airport Authority’s Rating to “A”; Rating outlook remains stable

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 22, 2018) – S&P Global Ratings has raised its long term and underlying rating for Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) from “A-” to “A.” The Airport Authority’s outlook is stable. S&P cited several strengths that contributed to the elevated rating, including Memphis International Airport’s (MEM’s) origin and destination passenger base, management and…
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