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.
passengers board & disembark through Signature Flight Support's FBO at 2988 Winchester Rd. Free shuttle service is provided to passengers changing planes at Memphis Airport (bags need to be retrieved upon SeaPort flight arrival, to be rechecked in at Airport Terminal. For more information, visit https://seaportair.com/
NOTE: As Delta Air Lines stopped using Memphis Airport as its hub, and cut its flights considerably (there were over 200/day in 2010), Memphis Airport had to rebuild air service with other airlines (7 carriers currently offer a total of 80 flights). However due to efforts by the Airport administration, it is expected that fiscal year 2016 will end in par with pevious passenger counts. Recently six carriers launched 16 new non-stop flights (however, Frontier Airlines cut its Atlanta flights in late June).
GLO Airline (based in NewOrleans)
offers two daily weekday flights and one daily weekend flight between MEM & MSY (New Orleans) airports on its 30-passenger Saab 340B aircraft.
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.
As of September 2016, the new Global Entry Enrollment Center
is available to passenges for pre-approval of Customs & TSA Pre-Check.
Present and Future Airport Developments:
The 5-phase project involving concrete reconstruction of the aircraft parking ramp surrounding Terminal concourses A, B & C, has completed its first three phases replacing apron concrete outside of Concouse B and at its West and South sides. The remaining phases should be completed by around 2016.
- Construction on a multi-phased modernization plan (taking about 5 - 7 years) started late 2014, 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).
- A $1.4M construction contract was approved in May 2016.
- As of August 2016, the Airport's modernization plans 'evolved for new vision'.