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Memphis International Airport, CityCURRENT to present virtual airport tour November 10

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (November 4, 2020) — Memphis International Airport (MEM) and CityCURRENT are once again partnering to present a virtual version of MEM’s Jon K. Thompson World Class Tour. The next virtual tour will take place on Tuesday, November 10 at 10 a.m.  The virtual tour will begin with a presentation by Scott Brockman, President…
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Concourse B modernization - August 2020

Memphis International Airport’s modernization project continues to take shape

Project on schedule to be completed in mid-2021 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (August 27, 2020) – Despite the pandemic’s effects on passenger travel, Memphis International Airport’s (MEM’s) concourse modernization project continues to progress. With exterior work nearly completed, the focus of the project has shifted to the interior of the redesigned concourse, with tasks including the installation…
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New B Terminal progress, Feb 2020

Passengers, Progress and Penny: 2019 ends on a high note for MEM

MEMPHIS, TENN. (February 4, 2020) – 2019 ended with a flourish for Memphis International Airport (MEM), with the airport experiencing its busiest December since 2007 at the checkpoint. The hustle and bustle of the recent holiday season was indicative of MEM’s continued growth and set the stage for another year of milestones and exciting projects. Following…
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MEM B Ticketing Lobby

Memphis International Airport offers travel tips for Thanksgiving week

Airport expects busiest holiday week since 2007 MEMPHIS, TN (November 21, 2019) – 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…
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FedEx World Hub

Memphis International Airport maintains ranking as world’s 2nd busiest cargo airport; MEM is busiest cargo airport in North America

MEMPHIS, TENN. (September 25, 2019) – Memphis International Airport (MEM) has maintained its status as the world’s second busiest cargo airport and the busiest cargo airport in North America, according to 2018 world airport traffic rankings released by Airports Council International. More than 4.47 million metric tons of cargo were handled at MEM in 2018,…
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5 years pax growth chart august 2019

Memphis International Airport experiences 5th straight fiscal year of passenger growth

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (August 19, 2019) – More than 4.5 million passengers traveled through Memphis International Airport (MEM) in fiscal year 2018-2019, which ended on June 30. That figure represents a 5.13% increase compared to the previous fiscal year and marked the 5th consecutive fiscal year of passenger growth for the airport. The number of MEM passengers…
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Runway 18 C

Airport announces 2019 schedule for Jon K. Thompson World Class Tour

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (October 19, 2018) — Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced its 2019 schedule for its Jon K. Thompson World Class Tours.  Named after Jon K. Thompson, one of the Airport Authority’s longest-serving board members, these tours are designed to give attendees a better look at the airport’s operations and a better understanding about…
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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…
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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…
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B modernization wide walkways rendering

Airport Authority extends bid deadline for Concourse B construction

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 25, 2018) – Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has extended the deadline for its B Concourse construction bidding from May 15 to June 15. The change will allow the pre-qualified prime contractors additional time to prepare pricing and form their construction teams. With the extension, the selection of the project’s contractor is…
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