Press Room

Welcome to the MEM Press Room!

All airport media inquiries should be directed to Glen Thomas, Public Information Officer. Please see this page for contacts for other entities doing business at MEM, such as air carriers, the FAA, TSA, and others. 

Contact Information for Glen Thomas, PIO

  • Phone: 901-922-8301, M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Email
  • After Hours: The PIO’s mobile number is available on request

Police reports can be requested by email.
Public records requests should be directed here.*

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) is committed to responsive and transparent communications with local and national media.  *Pursuant to Tennessee law, only a citizen of Tennessee may make a Public Records Request from a Tennessee public entity.


  • Escalator replacement begins in airport’s B ticketing and baggage area
    Monday, April 20, 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN – A project to replace the escalators inside the Memphis International Airport’s lobby in its “B” ticketing and baggage areas will alter normal passenger movement between the ticketing level and baggage claim for the next several months.

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  • Partnership between Memphis Grizzlies, Fedex Forum and Memphis International Airport takes flight
    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN – This morning, the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) board of commissioners approved a new partnership between the Memphis International Airport (MEM), the Memphis Grizzlies and FedExForum that will include promotions, community events, and initiatives designed to increase awareness about MEM’s modernization program. In addition, Grizzlies’ guard Tony Allen will serve as an official spokesperson for the airport.

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  • American, Frontier, United to add larger aircraft at MEM
    Monday, April 13, 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN – More Memphis International Airport (MEM) passengers will be able to travel to Miami, Denver, Chicago and Houston starting in May, thanks to aircraft upgrades by American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines.

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  • Southwest Airlines’ MEM-DAL flights begin Wednesday
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN – For the first time, passengers will be able to travel nonstop between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Dallas Love Field (DAL), beginning Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m., when a Southwest Airlines flight departs from Memphis.

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  • Terry Blue to join Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority as Vice President of Operations
    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    MEMPHIS, TN – The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has selected Terry Blue as its new Vice President of Operations. Blue has more than 18 years of aviation experience, most recently as the Deputy Airport Director for General Mitchell International Airport (GMIA) in Milwaukee, WI; a position he has held since February 2008.

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