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.


  • United Airlines offers Memphis passengers more opportunities to get to New York/Newark
    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Airline adds Airbus 319 aircraft to MEM-EWR schedule: Starting December 1, even more Memphis International Airport (MEM) passengers will be able to fly on United Airlines to New York/Newark Liberty International Airport: (EWR) thanks to the addition of a larger aircraft. 

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  • October statistics reveal strong passenger & cargo growth at MEM
    Friday, November 17, 2017

    Memphis International Airport’s passenger and cargo traffic showed significant year-to-year growth in October 2017. A total of 197,093 passengers boarded planes at MEM in October 2017 compared to 184,437 in October 2016. The amount of cargo handled increased by 4.9% in October 2017 vs. October 2016. 

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  • Airport issues first Business Diversity Development annual report
    Thursday, November 16, 2017

    Disadvantaged, minority, women-owned businesses comprise 27% of spending

    Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has released its first annual Business Diversity Development report. According to the report, Disadvantaged, Minority and Women Business Enterprises (D/M/WBEs) were awarded 27% of the $46 million total spent in the areas of construction, professional services and goods & services contracts. Of the 27% spent with D/M/WBEs, 95% of the 27% spend was awarded to local businesses.


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  • Frontier Airlines Launches Nonstop Memphis-Orlando Service Today
    Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Frontier Airlines begins nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) today. The service will run three times weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

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