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Memphis International Airport offers holiday travel tips for passengers

MEMPHIS, TENN. (December 21, 2020) – While December holiday travel at Memphis International Airport (MEM) is not expected to exceed last month’s Thanksgiving traffic levels, the peak days during the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Christmas travel period (December 23 – January 4) are projected to fall on December 23, December 27 and January 3. Passenger…
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Memphis International Airport offers Thanksgiving travel tips for passengers

MEMPHIS, TENN. (November 19, 2020) – Thanksgiving travel at Memphis International Airport (MEM) is expected to drive the busiest travel period since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.  While passenger volume is still expected to be down by more than 50% compared to Thanksgiving 2019, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to screen…
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Phoenix, Arizona

Southwest Airlines launches service between Memphis and Phoenix

MEMPHIS, TENN. (November 6, 2020) – Southwest Airlines has launched nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). The service, which was announced in May, ran this summer between July 26 until August 10. Yesterday’s launch marks the beginning of ongoing service. The flight will operate four times a…
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Memphis International Airport, CityCURRENT to present virtual airport tour November 10

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (November 4, 2020) — Memphis International Airport (MEM) and CityCURRENT are once again partnering to present a virtual version of MEM’s Jon K. Thompson World Class Tour. The next virtual tour will take place on Tuesday, November 10 at 10 a.m.  The virtual tour will begin with a presentation by Scott Brockman, President…
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MSCAA joins new BEYOND federal drone program

Initial FAA three-year drone initiative concludes Memphis, TN (November 2, 2020) – On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program – including Memphis-Shelby County…
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UrbanArt Commission Announces Finalists for Memphis International Airport Art Installations

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 30, 2020) – The UrbanArt Commission (UAC), in partnership with the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA), has announced its finalists for five new public art opportunities as part of the Concourse B reimagining. In February, UAC released three Calls to Artists for five new permanent artworks including a $350,000 suspended sculpture project…
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Memphis International Airport offers travel tips for fall break travelers

MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 8, 2020) – While the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to significantly affect passenger traffic, the fall break travel period is expected to bring increased traffic to Memphis International Airport (MEM) starting October 9. Passenger volume is still expected to be down by more than 50% compared to fall break 2019…
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Delta Air Lines launches nonstop Memphis-Indianapolis service today

MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 1, 2020) – Delta Air Lines will launch its daily nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Indianapolis International Airport (IND) this afternoon. Delta is utilizing a 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft for the route, which will operate daily. Tickets are on sale at www.delta.com. Delta previously operated the MEM-IND service when…
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Phoenix, Arizona

Southwest Airlines moves up launch date for nonstop Memphis-Phoenix service to November 5

MEMPHIS, TENN. (September 30, 2020) – Southwest Airlines will launch its new nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) on Thursday, November 5. The service, which was announced in May, ran from July 26 until August 10 and was scheduled to launch full-time on December 17. The flight…
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Vacation Express to resume seasonal nonstop Memphis-Cancun service in 2021

MEMPHIS, TN (September 22, 2020) — Vacation Express has announced it will resume its summer nonstop weekly service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Cancun International Airport (CUN) in May 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour operator was unable to offer the service this year.  The flights will depart on Sundays from May…
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