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Scott Brockman and Chip Gentry meet with Allegiant

Memphis International Airport works to boost air service at JumpStart conference

Photo: Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority’s President and CEO Scott Brockman (bottom right) and Senior Manager of Air Service Research and Development Chip Gentry (top right) meet with Allegiant’s Dan Meier (top left) and Max Barrus (bottom left) at the ACI-NA JumpStart conference. Allegiant was one of 13 airlines that met with MEM this week.  MEMPHIS,…
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Moody’s Investors Service affirms Airport Authority’s “A3” rating, upgrades outlook to “Positive”

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 4, 2018) – Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority’s (MSCAA’s) general airport revenue bonds at A3, and has upgraded MSCAA’s rating outlook from “stable” to “positive.” Moody’s cited the “sustained positive trajectory of enplanements at the Memphis International Airport since fiscal year 2016” as one of its primary factors…
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Allegiant flight launch

Allegiant launches Memphis-Oakland service

MEMPHIS, TENN. (May 30, 2018) – Allegiant has launched its new nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). The flight will run twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday. The flight is currently scheduled to be seasonal in nature, ending in mid-August, though strong demand could lead to a year-round service.…
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S&P Global Ratings Raises Airport Authority’s Rating to “A”; Rating outlook remains stable

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 22, 2018) – S&P Global Ratings has raised its long term and underlying rating for Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) from “A-” to “A.” The Airport Authority’s outlook is stable. S&P cited several strengths that contributed to the elevated rating, including Memphis International Airport’s (MEM’s) origin and destination passenger base, management and…
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Airport Authority board passes FY 2019 budget

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 18, 2018) – The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) Board of Commissioners yesterday voted to approve the MSCAA budget for fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). This $117.9 million Operations and Maintenance (O&M) budget sets the fees and charges that the airlines pay to the Airport Authority and…
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Cancun, Mexico

Vacation Express to launch summer nonstop Memphis-Cancun service on Saturday

The Memphis-Cancun service will continue until August 4, with flights departing MEM on Saturday and returning Friday as part of six-night packages offered by Vacation Express. The weekly flight to Cancun will be operated by Volaris and will feature 180-seat Airbus 320 aircraft.  “Hundreds of passengers take advantage of Vacation Express’ annual service between Memphis…
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U.S. Department of Transportation selects MSCAA as participant in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

Memphis, TN – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has been selected as one of 10 participants in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program, an initiative aimed at shaping the future of drones in America. “We are looking forward to helping today’s winners unlock the…
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Torn Basil

Italian-themed restaurant Torn Basil opens at Memphis International Airport

MEMPHIS, TENN. (May 7, 2018) – Torn Basil, an Italian-themed restaurant, has opened near gate A27 at Memphis International Airport (MEM). The restaurant offers pizza, meatballs, salads and sandwiches, as well as a breakfast menu. Torn Basil is operated by HMS Host, which also operates Starbucks, Maggie O’Shea’s, Moe’s, Cinnabon Baked to Go, Urban Market,…
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Memphis International Airport welcomes second Air Canada nonstop Memphis-Toronto frequency

MEMPHIS, TENN. (May 1, 2018) – Memphis-International Airport (MEM) welcomes the addition of a second Air Canada nonstop frequency between Memphis and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) today. The additional service begins on the one-year anniversary of Air Canada’s return to MEM.    “Air Canada’s Memphis-Toronto service has been extremely well-received by our passengers,” said…
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Arts in the Airport

Airport’s 11th Annual High School Visual Arts Competition Recognizes Local Artists, Photographers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 30, 2018) – As part of its 11th annual High School Visual Arts Competition, Memphis International Airport (MEM) will host an exhibition and announce the winners of its art and photography contests on Thursday, May 3, from 7-9 p.m. The event will take place in the B Ticketing Lobby and all participating…
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