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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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Lyft, Uber introduce “Rematch” program at Memphis International Airport

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 9, 2018) – Ride-share companies Lyft and Uber have introduced a new “Rematch” program at Memphis International Airport (MEM) that is designed to reduce wait times and provide drivers with more flexibility. Rematch allows drivers to accept ride requests immediately after dropping off a customer. Previously, drivers were required to return to…
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Memphis International Airport B Concourse to close for construction April 4; Operations will be focused on A & C Concourses until 2021

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 4, 2018) – In a significant step in its concourse modernization project, Memphis International Airport (MEM) will close its B Concourse for construction on Wednesday, April 4. Airlines, restaurants, and retail businesses will operate out of the A and C Concourses until the project’s expected completion in 2021. Below is a recap…
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American Airlines to add larger planes for Memphis-Washington, D.C. flights

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (March 26, 2018) – Memphis International Airport (MEM) passengers will soon be able to fly to and from Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport (DCA) thanks to the addition of larger aircraft by American Airlines.  Beginning June 7, all American Airlines flights to DCA will utilize 76-seat Embraer 175 planes. Previously, the airline used…
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Wastewater pump failure results in partial flooding of General DeWitt Spain Airport

MEMPHIS, TENN. (March 9, 2018) – The City of Memphis advised Airport Authority late Thursday, March 8, of a significant electrical failure affecting their ability to pump wastewater through MC Stiles Wastewater Treatment Plant. The result is a reverse flow of river water into the peninsula impacting General DeWitt Spain Airport. Residential areas are not…
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Southwest Airlines to begin nonstop Memphis-Denver service October 3

MEMPHIS, TENN. (March 8, 2018) – Southwest Airlines has announced that it will begin nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Denver International Airport (DEN) beginning October 3, 2018. The flight will run daily and Southwest will utilize Boeing 737 aircraft with an average of 143 seats. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.southwest.com/?src=PRPRPROCTBSE180308   …
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Allegiant to begin nonstop Memphis-Oakland service in May

MEMPHIS, TENN. (March 7, 2018) – Allegiant has announced that it will begin nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) starting May 30. 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…
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Memphis International Airport to host MEM Modernization Pre-Bid Networking Forum March 8

MEMPHIS, TN (February 21, 2018) — In preparation for its B Concourse modernization project, Memphis International Airport (MEM) will host the MEM Modernization Pre-Bid Networking Forum at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis (3700 Central Ave.) on Thursday, March 8 from 8-10:30 am. The airport recently received statements of qualifications from contractors for the concourse modernization construction.…
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Airport Authority launches new online DBE certification process

MEMPHIS, TN (February 16, 2018) — Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has launched a new online certification process for businesses to apply for and renew Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. Both new applicants and those renewing their certification will be able to utilize the electronic system to more conveniently and effectively complete applications. The automated…
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Memphis International Airport announces new Uber & Lyft pickup area effective March 1

MEMPHIS, TN (February 15, 2018) – Starting March 1, Uber and Lyft customers at Memphis International Airport (MEM) will have a new pickup location. The pickup areas will be located outside each of the A, B and C ticketing lobby exits on the outer commercial drive. The change is being made to reduce traffic congestion…
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