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.