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

  • Via Airlines to launch service at Memphis International Airport with nonstop flights to Austin, Pittsburgh
    Via Airlines to launch service at Memphis International Airport with nonstop flights to Austin, Pittsburgh
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019

    Via Airlines has announced it will launch service at Memphis International Airport (MEM) on June 25, with nonstop flights between MEM and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).

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  • First quarter of Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority drone pilot program features 43 successful flights
    First quarter of Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority drone pilot program features 43 successful flights
    Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Since August, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) partners have conducted 43 successful drone flights as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP). The flights were part of the first phase of development in low risk areas to help develop operational procedures, assess potential impacts, develop airport and team member communication protocols, and determine the operational reliability of small drones that could be used on the Memphis International Airport (MEM) airfield.

    The 43 flights represented 5.7 total flight hours. Thirty of the flights were related to security surveillance and 13 were related to aircraft inspection. 

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