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A Message from Larry Cox

On January 2, 2014, I will have completed 41 years at the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, the last 29 years as President and CEO. I have enjoyed every day during my career working with the most talented team members that have made the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority the most respected and admired Airport Authority in North America. Our achievements include our partnership with FedEx to make Memphis International Airport the biggest and most important cargo airport in the world, being a hub for one of the biggest passenger airlines in the United States, having one of the largest Economic Impacts of airports in North America, and being a leader in national and world aviation and airport issues. Some of the associations that have benefited from our involvement include American Association of Airport Executives, Airports Council International, Airport Minority Advisory Council, Mid-South Minority Business Council, our adopted Oakhaven School Campus, Memphis Music Foundation, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis and Shelby County Schools, Greater Memphis Chamber, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, United Way, civic clubs, and other charities. I am pleased that Scott Brockman, a ten year veteran with the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority will succeed me as President and CEO. Memphis International Airport will be well served by Scott Brockman’s leadership going forward. The best is yet to come!

Thank you to everyone who has helped me during my time at Memphis International. It has been a privilege serving our travelers and the Memphis community. See you on an airplane sometime soon.

Larry Cox

Free Wi-Fi Now Available for Travelers at Memphis International Airport

The long-awaited arrival of free wireless internet access took place at Memphis International Airport last month, giving passengers their most requested amenity just in time for the holidays.

The service, provided by Boingo Wireless, is available throughout the terminal building including the ticket lobbies, concourses, airline gates and baggage claim. The new rental car customer service lobby located in the airport’s Ground Transportation Center should have access by the end of the month. more »

MEM boingo Airport Signage

Memphis International Airport Providing Holiday Hospitality to U.S. Military Air Travelers

Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) and Delta Air Lines have partnered to open a Holiday Lounge at Memphis International Airport (MEM) for traveling U.S. Military personnel and their family members.

MEM’s Holiday Lounge is located near gate B7 and is open now through Sunday, January 5. more »

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Charles Baker Airport Entrance Road Renamed for Former Airport Manager Art Hagler

The Airport Authority renamed the entrance road into its Charles W. Baker General Aviation Airport – Arthur B. Hagler Drive – to honor the contributions of a West Tennessee aviation legend.

Art Hagler managed the Baker Airport for more than twenty-five years, founding Hagler Aero Service in the 1960s to provide aircraft fuel, tie-down, maintenance and flight instruction for general aviation aircraft operators. He was instrumental in developing the Baker Airport into a thriving aviation center. more »

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Milton “Preacher” Brandon Inducted into TN Aviation Hall of Fame

Milton L. Brandon, best known as “Preacher” to the Memphis aviation community, was posthumously inducted into the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame at the group’s 12th annual ceremony and gala held recently in Murfreesboro, TN.

“Preacher” worked at Memphis International Airport for 74 years and became the face of MEM to the corporate world of aviation. His smiles and his brand of customer service made him an icon at Tennessee’s largest airport.

He worked for the fixed base operator (FBO), Memphis Aero and all its successors, including the current Signature Flight Support. more »

Milton L. Brandon

Local Musicians To Perform Holiday Music at the Airport in Partnership With the Memphis Music Foundation

Air Travelers at Memphis International will be serenaded by a variety of local musicians during the December holiday period.

Memphis Music Foundation (MMF) in partnership with the Airport Authority has scheduled choirs, blues artists, and Americana singer/songwriters to perform holiday classics and some original Memphis music.

“Memphis International Airport has a new vision of creating a ‘Positively MEMorable’ experience for our travelers,” said Scott Brockman, Chief Operating Officer for the MSCAA. “This initiative with the Memphis Music Foundation will give our passengers a healthy dose of Memphis hospitality.” more »

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Airport Statistics Highlights

October 2013 October 2012 Year-to-Date 2013 Year-to-Date 2012
Total Passengers 368,142 517,883 3,986,223 5,876,845
Total Cargo Handled (lbs) 819,714,740 762,167,853 7,555,302,384 7,319,891,088
Total Aircraft Operations 20,344 22,113 196,185 229,466

For the full statistical report on Memphis International Airport, click here.