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Airport Authority board passes FY 2019 budget

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 18, 2018) – The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) Board of Commissioners yesterday voted to approve the MSCAA budget for fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). This $117.9 million Operations and Maintenance (O&M) budget sets the fees and charges that the airlines pay to the Airport Authority and…
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Vacation Express to launch summer nonstop Memphis-Cancun service on Saturday

The Memphis-Cancun service will continue until August 4, with flights departing MEM on Saturday and returning Friday as part of six-night packages offered by Vacation Express. The weekly flight to Cancun will be operated by Volaris and will feature 180-seat Airbus 320 aircraft.  “Hundreds of passengers take advantage of Vacation Express’ annual service between Memphis…
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U.S. Department of Transportation selects MSCAA as participant in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

Memphis, TN – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has been selected as one of 10 participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program, an initiative aimed at shaping the future of drones in America. “We are looking forward to helping today’s winners unlock the…
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Italian-themed restaurant Torn Basil opens at Memphis International Airport

MEMPHIS, TENN. (May 7, 2018) – Torn Basil, an Italian-themed restaurant, has opened near gate A27 at Memphis International Airport (MEM). The restaurant offers pizza, meatballs, salads and sandwiches, as well as a breakfast menu. Torn Basil is operated by HMS Host, which also operates Starbucks, Maggie O’Shea’s, Moe’s, Cinnabon Baked to Go, Urban Market,…
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Memphis International Airport welcomes second Air Canada nonstop Memphis-Toronto frequency

MEMPHIS, TENN. (May 1, 2018) – Memphis-International Airport (MEM) welcomes the addition of a second Air Canada nonstop frequency between Memphis and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) today. The additional service begins on the one-year anniversary of Air Canada’s return to MEM.    “Air Canada’s Memphis-Toronto service has been extremely well-received by our passengers,” said…
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Arts in the Airport

Airport’s 11th Annual High School Visual Arts Competition Recognizes Local Artists, Photographers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 30, 2018) – As part of its 11th annual High School Visual Arts Competition, Memphis International Airport (MEM) will host an exhibition and announce the winners of its art and photography contests on Thursday, May 3, from 7-9 p.m. The event will take place in the B Ticketing Lobby and all participating…
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Airport Authority extends bid deadline for Concourse B construction

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 25, 2018) – Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has extended the deadline for its B Concourse construction bidding from May 15 to June 15. The change will allow the pre-qualified prime contractors additional time to prepare pricing and form their construction teams. With the extension, the selection of the project’s contractor is…
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TSA to demonstrate proper way MEM travelers can bring their guns with them when they fly

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Yes, travelers can fly with their firearms, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it. The Transportation Security Administration is inviting local media to Memphis International Airport (MEM) Tuesday, April 24 to learn how travelers can bring their firearms with them when they fly. The number of firearms at…
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Memphis International Airport maintains status as world’s 2nd busiest cargo airport; MEM is busiest cargo airport in North America

MEMPHIS, TENN. (April 19, 2018) – Memphis International Airport (MEM) has maintained its ranking as the world’s 2nd busiest cargo airport and the busiest cargo airport in North America, according to preliminary 2017 world airport traffic rankings released by Airports Council International. In 2017, more than 4.33 million metric tonnes of cargo were handled at MEM,…
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Frontier Airlines launches nonstop Memphis-Philadelphia service

MEMPHIS, TENN. (April 10, 2018) – Frontier Airlines has launched its new nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The service, which is scheduled to be seasonal, initially runs four times weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, then transitions to twice weekly beginning in June. The airline is utilizing…
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