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Memphis International Airport welcomes 2nd Air Canada Memphis-Toronto frequency

MEMPHIS, TENN. (December 21, 2017) – Memphis International Airport (MEM) today welcomed Air Canada’s decision to add a second frequency to its non-stop service between Memphis and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The additional service will begin on May 1 on the one-year anniversary of Air Canada’s return to MEM.   “Air Canada’s Memphis-Toronto service…
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Fantasy Flight to take children from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to the “North Pole” Friday

MEMPHIS, TN (December 12, 2017) – Delta Air Lines and Memphis International Airport will host the annual “Fantasy Flight” to the “North Pole” for patients from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and their families on Friday, December 15. Children will arrive at the airport at 4:30 p.m. Friday to check in and receive special boarding…
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Airport announces 2018 schedule for Jon K. Thompson World Class Tour

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Dec. 4, 2017) — Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced its 2018 schedule for its Jon K. Thompson World Class Tours.  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…
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United Airlines offers Memphis passengers more opportunities to get to New York/Newark

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (November 30, 2017) – Starting December 1, even more Memphis International Airport (MEM) passengers will be able to fly on United Airlines to New York/Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) thanks to the addition of a larger aircraft. United is adding a 128-seat Airbus 319 aircraft on one of its frequencies to EWR. The…
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October statistics reveal strong passenger & cargo growth at MEM

Memphis International Airport’s passenger and cargo traffic showed significant year-to-year growth in October 2017. A total of 197,093 passengers boarded planes at MEM in October 2017 compared to 184,437 in October 2016. The addition of nearly 13,000 passengers represents a 6.8% year-to-year increase. Origin and destination (O&D)  traffic at MEM is running more than 10%…
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Airport issues first Business Diversity Development annual report

Disadvantaged, minority, women-owned businesses comprise 27% of spending MEMPHIS, TENN. (November 16, 2017) –Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has released its first annual Business Diversity Development report. According to the report, Disadvantaged, Minority and Women Business Enterprises (D/M/WBEs) were awarded 27% of the $46 million total spent in the areas of construction, professional services and…
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Frontier Airlines Launches Nonstop Memphis-Orlando Service Today

Frontier Airlines begins nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) today. The service will run three times weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The airline will utilize a 186-seat Airbus 320 aircraft for the flight.   Tickets are available at www.flyfrontier.com.     The schedule is as follows: Orlando to Memphis Departs: 2:10…
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Memphis International Airport joins the Aira Airport Network, offers new service for blind and low vision passengers

Partnership is first of its kind in airport industry MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 19, 2017) – Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced a partnership with technology company Aira that will provide expanded services for blind or low-vision passengers. The new partnership was announced this morning at the monthly Board of Commissioners meeting of the Memphis-Shelby County…
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Man Puts Digital Tablet Into Tray For Airport Security Check

TSA raises security measures for electronic devices

New screening procedures for carry-on bags to better focus on threats MEMPHIS, Tenn. – To ensure the security of airline passengers and the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will implement new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items at Memphis International Airport (MEM) beginning tomorrow. The new procedures, which were announced earlier this year, require…
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Frontier Airlines announces nonstop Memphis-Philadelphia service

Service will run four times weekly starting April 9 MEMPHIS, TENN. (September 26, 2017) –Frontier Airlines has announced it will begin nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) beginning April 9. The service, which is scheduled to be seasonal, will run four times weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.…
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