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.

News

  • Airport issues 2019 Business Diversity Development annual report
    Airport issues 2019 Business Diversity Development annual report
    Friday, November 22, 2019

    Disadvantaged, minority, women-owned businesses comprise 30% of spending

    MEMPHIS, TENN. (November 21, 2019) –Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has released its 2019 Business Diversity Development (BDD) report. According to the report, Disadvantaged, Minority and Women Business Enterprises (D/M/WBEs) were awarded 30% of the $103 million total spent in the areas of construction, professional services and goods & services contracts. Of that amount, 61% was awarded to local businesses.

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  • Memphis International Airport offers travel tips for Thanksgiving week
    Memphis International Airport offers travel tips for Thanksgiving week
    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    Airport expects busiest holiday week since 2007

    With record passenger numbers expected across North America during Thanksgiving week, Memphis International Airport (MEM) is offering tips for holiday travelers.

    Between Friday, November 22 and Monday, December 2, approximately 170,000 passengers are expected to arrive at or depart from MEM, an increase of 5% compared to 2018. With most aircraft expected to be close to 100% capacity, MEM is expecting its busiest Thanksgiving travel period since 2007. The peak day is expected to be Sunday, Dec. 1, when TSA projects 11,300 passengers and employees to pass through the checkpoint.

     

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  • Memphis City Council approves reappointment of Pamela Z. Clary to Airport Authority Board
    Memphis City Council approves reappointment of Pamela Z. Clary to Airport Authority Board
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019

    The Memphis City Council has approved the reappointment of Pamela Z. Clary to the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) Board of Commissioners. Clary, who was nominated by City of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, will serve her new term from January 1, 2020 until December 31, 2026.

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  • Allegiant to add additional Memphis-Las Vegas, Memphis-Ft. Lauderdale flights this summer
    Allegiant to add additional Memphis-Las Vegas, Memphis-Ft. Lauderdale flights this summer
    Tuesday, November 19, 2019

    Allegiant will provide more options for Memphis travelers this summer, adding frequencies to its popular service to both Las Vegas and Ft. Lauderdale. The airline will fly eight times weekly between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) starting May 10, and five times weekly between MEM and Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) starting in June (the flight will run four times weekly in May).

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  • Memphis International Airport announces 2020 schedule for Jon K. Thompson World Class Tour
    Memphis International Airport announces 2020 schedule for Jon K. Thompson World Class Tour
    Monday, November 18, 2019

    Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced its 2020 schedule for its Jon K. Thompson World Class Tours. 

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  • Allegiant launches nonstop flight between Memphis and Punta Gorda/Ft. Myers
    Allegiant launches nonstop flight between Memphis and Punta Gorda/Ft. Myers
    Friday, November 15, 2019

    Allegiant has launched its new nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). The flight will run twice weekly on Friday and Monday through April 30 and will then return for the summer on May 22.

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