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Memphis International Airport offers Fall Break travel tips

Memphis International Airport (MEM) is preparing for one of its busiest travel periods of the year, with nearly 40,000 people expected to pass through Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints during the Fall Break travel period October 6-10.

MEM Modernized Concourse

Airport Authority to host public meetings October 25 and 26 to present Master Plan Update

Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) will host public information meetings on October 25 and 26 to present details of its current Master Plan Update (MPU). Both sessions will be held in the Central Ballroom of the Holiday Inn – University of Memphis.

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American Airlines to launch nonstop service between Memphis and Austin in January

American Airlines has announced it will launch nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) starting January 10, 2023.

Memphis International Airport to resume Jon K. Thompson World Class Tour on August 25

Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced it will resume its Jon K. Thompson World Class Tours starting on August 25. The tours have been suspended since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. 

Scott Brockman

Airport Authority President and CEO Scott Brockman to retire in December 2023

Scott Brockman, President and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA), has announced that he will retire effective December 31, 2023. The MSCAA board will now begin a process to identify and select Brockman’s successor as CEO.

Sylvester Lavender

Airport Authority hires Sylvester Lavender as new Vice President of Finance and Administration/CFO

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has hired Sylvester Lavender as its new Vice President Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Lavender will begin his new position on August 15, 2022.

Amidst pre-pandemic level traffic, MEM offers summer travel tips

After a busy June 2022 that saw 223,644 people pass through the checkpoint, Memphis International Airport (MEM) is offering additional travel tips for passengers.

Memphis International Airport partner Züpmed to end on-site COVID testing after Friday

ZüpMed, Memphis International Airport’s on-site COVID testing services partner, will close their office in the airport after Friday, July 1, 2022.

Zach Shaw and David Ritter

MSCAA names new directors of IT, maintenance

Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has announced the promotions of David Ritter as Director of Information Technology and Zach Shaw as Director of Maintenance.

Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority releases 2022-2024 Strategic Overview

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has updated its Strategic Overview, a focused, comprehensive plan that outlines the organization’s goals between 2022-2024. The plan will act as a road map for Memphis International Airport (MEM) and MSCAA’s two general aviation airports for the next three years, ensuring improvement across all operational facets.