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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.

Boston, Massachusetts

American Airlines to launch new nonstop service between Memphis and Boston June 5

American Airlines’ new nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) will officially launch on Sunday, June 5. The airline will operate a 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft for the route. With the addition of Boston, American Airlines will offer service between Memphis and nine destinations.

Arts in the Airport 2022 winners

Memphis International Airport announces student art and photography contest winners

Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced the winners of its 15th annual High School Visual Arts and Photography Competition. The winners were announced as part of a virtual event on May 25.

Cancun, Mexico

Vacation Express launches nonstop Memphis-Cancun summer service

Vacation Express has launched its nonstop Memphis-Cancun flights for 2022. The summer weekly service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Cancun International Airport (CUN) runs through July 24.

MEM Modernized Concourse

Airport Authority board passes FY 2023 budget

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to approve a balanced MSCAA budget for Fiscal Year 2023 (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023).

Spirit Airlines launches service at Memphis International Airport

Spirit Airlines has launched its inaugural service at Memphis International Airport (MEM), with daily flights between MEM and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) and Orlando International Airport (MCO).