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2023: A milestone year for Memphis International Airport

Memphis International Airport (MEM) experienced a milestone year in 2023, highlighted by a record number of 4.8 million origin and destination (O&D) passengers traveling through the airport. Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) presented an overview of 2023 milestones at its Board of Commissioners meeting on February 15.

Southwest Airlines to launch nonstop service between Memphis and Las Vegas starting October 3

Southwest Airlines has announced that it will offer seasonal nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) starting October 3. The flight will operate five times weekly from Thursday through Monday.

Spirit Airlines to launch seasonal nonstop service between Memphis and Tampa for Spring Break

Spirit Airlines has announced that it will offer seasonal nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Tampa International Airport (TPA) during the Spring Break travel period. The flight will operate from March 7-April 9 three times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Nathan Luce, Kenneth Parrish, Lori Morris

Airport Authority announces new director appointments

As part of its ongoing leadership transition, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has announced three new director appointments.

Memphis International Airport to receive more than $16 million in Airport Infrastructure Grant (AIG) funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $16,135,955 to Memphis International Airport (MEM) as part of its Fiscal Year 2024 Airport Infrastructure Grants (AIG) under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

Snow Equipment at MEM

MEM Winter Weather Latest

The following information is being shared to media and the public regarding winter weather operations at MEM:

Memphis International Airport announces World Class Tour dates for 2024

Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced its Jon K. Thompson World Class Tour dates for 2024. The first tour of the year will take place on March 28.

Christmas decor in terminal

MEM expects 138,000 people to pass through TSA checkpoint for December holiday travel period

Approximately 138,000 people are expected to pass through the TSA checkpoint at Memphis International Airport (MEM) during the peak December holiday travel period, which runs from December 15-January 2. The peak days are expected to be Thursday, December 21 and Friday, December 22 with estimated throughputs of 8,500 and 8,900 respectively.

MSCAA selects ReGina Armstrong as Senior Manager of Business Diversity Development

Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has selected ReGina Armstrong as its new Senior Manager of Business Development.

Terry Blue

Airport Authority begins planned leadership transition

As part of a carefully planned process, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has announced that Terry Blue has transitioned into the role of President. Blue was selected to replace the retiring Scott Brockman as President and CEO by the MSCAA Board of Commissioners at their monthly meeting in April. Blue, who previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer, joined MSCAA in 2015 and has more than 25 years of aviation experience.