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

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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

  • Passenger traffic, air service reflect slow but steady increases at MEM
    Passenger traffic, air service reflect slow but steady increases at MEM
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

    In response to growing passenger demand, airlines at Memphis International Airport are beginning to resume flights that were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, June 29, the Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2880 passengers and employees, the most since March 16.

    Monday’s numbers reflect the slow, steady growth that MEM has experienced since April, when the pandemic had its greatest impact. In response to increased demand, airlines are resuming previously suspended routes and frequencies, with a notable increase in July and August.

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  • Artists Selected for Memphis International Airport Art Installations
    Artists Selected for Memphis International Airport Art Installations
    Tuesday, June 16, 2020

    Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has approved the winning proposals for five new public art opportunities as part of Memphis International Airport’s modernized Concourse B, which is scheduled to open in 2021. The MSCAA Board of Commissioners’ Ad Hoc Art Committee approved the selections today, which were recommended by a selection committee led by the UrbanArt Commission (UAC). All of submissions are led by local artists.


    In February, UAC released three Calls to Artists for five new permanent artworks including a $350,000 suspended sculpture project for the Southeast Concourse, a $125,000 wall-bound artwork at the security checkpoint, and three $15,000 design-only opportunities for glass artworks at waiting areas throughout the Concourse. UAC received a total of 239 artist submissions for the five projects. 

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