2491 Winchester Rd., Memphis, TN 38116
+1 901 922 8000

Press Room

Liberty Bowl

UAS-IPP Program Participants to Conduct Drone Tests at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Operations Update 10-11-18:UAS-IPP Program Participants to Conduct Drone Tests at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the Memphis Fire Department and Memphis Police Department will conduct drone flight tests at the Liberty Bowl Stadium in support of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot (UAS-IPP) Program. The operations will…
Read more

Nathan Luce

Airport Authority’s Nathan Luce selected by Airport Business as “Top 40 under 40” honoree

MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 5, 2018) – Nathan Luce, Manager of Engineering and Construction for Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA), was recently selected as one of Airport Business’ “Top 40 Under 40” honorees. According to Airport Business, “Top 40 Under 40 showcases top talent and leading thinkers in the aviation industry who are building success today and…
Read more

Southwest jet

Southwest Airlines launches Memphis-Denver service

MEMPHIS, TENN. (October 3, 2018) – Southwest Airlines has launched its nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Denver International Airport (DEN). The flight will run daily and Southwest will utilize Boeing 737 aircraft with an average of 143 seats. Tickets can be purchased at www.southwest.com. Denver is Southwest’s seventh destination from MEM, joining Baltimore,…
Read more

UAS IPP team at Shelby Farms

Memphis Airport partners in federal drone program conduct successful demonstration

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 4, 2018) – Successful drone demonstrations were recently conducted by Memphis International Airport partners participating in a new U.S. Department of Transportation drone program. The operations were conducted at Agricenter International and included simulated runway and perimeter security inspections, as well as safety and backup procedures for drone operations. » View video from…
Read more

B modernization wider walkways rendering

MSCAA board awards modernization construction, jet bridge contracts; Project expected to be completed in early 2021

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (August 16, 2018) – The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) Board of Commissioners has approved the selection of Flintco, LLC as the primary contractor for Memphis International Airport’s (MEM’s) B Concourse modernization construction and redesign project. The total of the contract is $122,582,530. The board also approved a $32,000,038 contract with Aero Bridgeworks…
Read more

Ground Transportation Center (GTC)

Memphis International Airport exceeds 2.15 million enplanements in Fiscal Year 2017-2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (August 1, 2018) – Enplanements at Memphis International Airport (MEM) exceeded 2.15 million during its Fiscal Year 2017-2018, which ended on June 30, 2018. The number represented an increase of nearly 115,000 enplanements or 5.6 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. “Enplanement” is a common airport industry term that refers to a…
Read more

Jacobsen Daniels logo

Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority awards $4.6-million master plan contract to Jacobsen | Daniels

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 29, 2018) – Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has awarded Jacobsen|Daniels (J|D), a minority-owned airport consulting firm, with a $4.6-million contract to prepare new master plans for the Memphis International Airport (MEM), General Dewitt Spain Airport, and Charles W. Baker Airport.  “We are excited to partner with J|D in developing long-term plans for our three airports.…
Read more

Southwest jet

Southwest Airlines’ Memphis-Dallas service to increase to three times daily in January

MEMPHIS, TENN. (July 2, 2018) – Southwest Airlines will increase its nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), with flights running three times daily beginning January 7, 2019. The airline currently operates one flight per day between the two destinations. Southwest will utilize Boeing 737 aircraft with an average…
Read more

May 2018 enplanements chart

Memphis International Airport continues strong passenger & cargo growth trends

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 29, 2018) – Memphis International Airport (MEM) continued its strong growth trends in May, with passenger and cargo operations showing significant increases compared to May 2017. There were more than 205,000 enplanements in May 2018, a 5.4 percent increase compared to May 2017. Enplanements at MEM have increased this fiscal year by…
Read more

TakeOff 2018 conference logo

Memphis to host inaugural “TakeOff 2018” air service networking conference in October

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 28, 2018) – Memphis has been selected as the host city for TakeOff 2018, a new air service networking conference that is focused on connecting airlines with smaller and non-hub airports. The inaugural TakeOff event will take place October 29 and 30 at The Peabody Memphis Hotel and is expected to draw…
Read more