Memphis MEM Airport Overview

Memphis International Airport MEM serves Tennessee's city of Memphis and its surrounding counties.  It considers itself as being the first 'Aerodropolis', which is an airport-integrated region extending outward from the airport in strings and clusters of airport-linked businesses and their associated residential complexes.Travelers from around the country and the world pass through the airport while making a pilgrimage to Graceland - Elvis Presley's 14-acre estate, which is a short distance from the Airport. 
Business Travelers have voted the Airport as one of the 10 best among US airports.

Memphis Airport is only a few miles south of the central business district of  the city of Memphis, in Shelby County, and is accessible via Interstate Hwys. 55, 40 & 240.  It  is also a 'superhub' for FedEx operations around the world. 

With 4 long runways and an average of 6 million passengers annually, Memphis International Airport is hub to Delta Airlines, and is served by other major airlines and minor regional jet services offering direct and connecting flights within the country - with connections around the world. 
NOTE:  As of March 16, 2015, SeaPort airlines is operating is flights to Greenville (MS), & Tulepo(MS) out ofgate C22, while its other flight destinations depart from Signature Flight Support.  For more information, visit

The on-Airport Raddison Hotel is located at the Airport entrance, a one-minute drive from the passenger terminal.

Memphis International Airport has one passenger terminal with Concourses A & C.

Present and Future Airport Developments: 
   1. A 5-phase project involving concrete reconstruction of the aircraft parking ramp surrounding Terminal concourses A, B & C, has completed its first two phases replacing apron concrete outside of Concouse B and at its West side - while the apron of Concourse B's south side will be completed by Summer 2015.  Airline relocation to Concourse B will start late spring/early summer 2015. The remaining phases should be completed by around 2016. 
   2. November 2014: Construction on a multi-phased modernization plan (taking about 5 - 7 years) started by demolishing the south end of Concourse A.  The plan will involve removal of the south end of Concourse C allowing for unobstructed aircraft access to all gates on Concourse B. It also includes consolidating airlines /retail,  & concessions into Concourse B; and other improvements (like additional moving walkways, wider corridors, larger boarding areas, more passenger seating, higher ceilings and increased natural lighting).

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MEM Delays: 15 mins or less.


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