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

  • American Airlines to add Memphis-Washington D.C. frequency in January Flight will run four times daily on weekdays
    American Airlines to add Memphis-Washington D.C. frequency in January; Flight will run four times daily on weekdays
    Monday, October 22, 2018

    American Airlines will add an additional frequency between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport (DCA) on January 7, 2019. The airline will run four nonstop flights between MEM and DCA on weekdays, with one flight on Saturday and two on Sunday.

    The airline will use 76-seat Embraer RJ-175 and 76-seat Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft for the route. Tickets are on sale at www.aa.com.

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  • Airport announces 2019 schedule for Jon K. Thompson World Class Tour
    Airport announces 2019 schedule for Jon K. Thompson World Class Tour
    Friday, October 19, 2018

    Memphis International Airport (MEM) has announced its 2019 schedule for its Jon K. Thompson World Class Tours. 

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  • American Airlines adds second Memphis-Miami frequency at Memphis International Airport
    American Airlines adds second Memphis-Miami frequency at Memphis International Airport
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    American Airlines has added a second frequency between Memphis and Miami for passengers at Memphis-International Airport (MEM). The second route began on October 4. Tickets are on sale at www.aa.com. The second frequency will run five days a week: Monday-Wednesday and Saturday-Sunday. For Memphis passengers, the additional flight will also open 25 new one-stop connections through Miami to the Caribbean, Central America and South America. The airline will use 50-seat Embraer RJ-145 and 76-seat Embraer RJ-175 aircraft for the route.

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  • Memphis International Airport to host job fair on October 24
    Memphis International Airport to host job fair on October 24
    Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    Local job-seekers can find out more about career opportunities at the airport when Memphis International Airport (MEM) hosts a job fair on October 24, 2018. The fair, which will feature at least 13 different airport employers, will take place from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the airport’s Project Center at 4225 Airways Boulevard.

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  • UAS-IPP Program Participants to Conduct Drone Tests at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
    UAS-IPP Program Participants to Conduct Drone Tests at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
    Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    Operations Update 10-11-18:

    On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the Memphis Fire Department and Memphis Police Department will conduct drone flight tests at the Liberty Bowl Stadium in support of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot (UAS-IPP) Program. The operations will include programmed and manual flying of the fence perimeter to support security inspections. These flights will help inform the development of operational safety procedures for these types of missions. Access to the areas where the flight tests will be conducted will be restricted during testing.

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  • Airport Authority’s Nathan Luce selected by Airport Business as “Top 40 under 40” honoree
    Airport Authority’s Nathan Luce selected by Airport Business as “Top 40 under 40” honoree
    Friday, October 5, 2018

    Nathan Luce, Manager of Engineering and Construction for Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA), was recently selected as one of Airport Business’ “Top 40 Under 40” honorees. According to Airport Business, “Top 40 Under 40 showcases top talent and leading thinkers in the aviation industry who are building success today and innovations for the future.”

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  • Southwest Airlines launches Memphis-Denver service
    Southwest Airlines launches Memphis-Denver service
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    Southwest Airlines has launched its nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Denver International Airport (DEN). The flight will run daily and Southwest will utilize Boeing 737 aircraft with an average of 143 seats.

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