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's 11th Annual High School Visual Arts Competition Recognizes Local Artists, Photographers
    Monday, April 30, 2018

    As part of its 11th annual High School Visual Arts Competition, Memphis International Airport (MEM) will host an exhibition and announce the winners of its art and photography contests on Thursday, May 3, from 7-9 p.m. The event will take place in the B Ticketing Lobby and all participating students, their families and the public are invited to attend.

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  • Airport Authority extends bid deadline for Concourse B construction
    Wednesday, 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.

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  • TSA to demonstrate proper way MEM travelers can bring their guns with them when they fly
    Monday, April 23, 2018

    Yes, travelers can fly with their firearms, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to do it.

    The Transportation Security Administration is inviting local media to Memphis International Airport (MEM) Tuesday, April 24 to learn how travelers can bring their firearms with them when they fly.

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  • Memphis International Airport maintains status as world’s 2nd busiest cargo airport; MEM is busiest cargo airport in North America
    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Memphis International Airport (MEM) has maintained its ranking as the world’s 2nd busiest cargo airport and the busiest cargo airport in North America, according to preliminary 2017 world airport traffic rankings released by Airports Council International.

    In 2017, more than 4.33 million metric tonnes of cargo were handled at MEM, an increase of 0.3% compared to 2016. The majority of MEM’s cargo traffic is due to FedEx Express World Hub operations, which feature more than 450 combined arrivals and departures per day.

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  • Frontier Airlines launches nonstop Memphis-Philadelphia service
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Frontier Airlines has launched its new nonstop service between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The service, which is scheduled to be seasonal, initially runs four times weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, then transitions to twice weekly beginning in June. The airline is utilizing a 186-seat Airbus 320 aircraft for the flight.  

    Tickets are on sale at www.flyfrontier.com. Frontier now offers service between Memphis and Denver, Orlando, Las Vegas and Philadelphia.

     

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  • Lyft, Uber introduce “Rematch” program at Memphis International Airport
    Monday, April 9, 2018

    Ride-share companies Lyft and Uber have introduced a new “Rematch” program at Memphis International Airport (MEM) that is designed to reduce wait times and provide drivers with more flexibility. 

    Rematch allows drivers to accept ride requests immediately after dropping off a customer. Previously, drivers were required to return to the airport’s cell phone lot after drop-off, and be placed in a queue for ride requests. Now, the ride-share companies will notify drivers of pick-up requests at the time of drop-off, allowing for quicker service for Lyft and Uber customers, more convenience for drivers, and reduction of curbside and road congestion.

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  • Memphis International Airport B Concourse to close for construction April 4 Operations will be focused on A & C Concourses until 2021
    Monday, April 2, 2018

    In a significant step in its concourse modernization project, Memphis International Airport (MEM) will close its B Concourse for construction on Wednesday, April 4. Airlines, restaurants, and retail businesses will operate out of the A and C Concourses until the project’s expected completion in 2021. 

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