Memphis International Airport Sees Continued Success

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The last two months have seen a flurry of announcements out of MEM - more seats on United flights to Chicago and Denver, new nonstop flights on Allegiant Air between MEM and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, two daily nonstop American Airline flights between MEM and New York’s LaGuardia Airport. MEM also became the first airport in Tennessee to earn the "StormReady" designation from the National Weather Service for excellence in the preparation and planning for severe weather.

This is all a testament to the tireless efforts of the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority leadership and staff. In the two years since Delta dropped Memphis as a hub, the airport has been in a constant rebuilding mode with a focus on low-cost carriers, a new incentive program, a modernization plan, and leadership from a new board chairman.

The number of destinations and seats available continues to grow. Memphians can also expect the airport to grow in its low-cost offerings as they strike deals with more budget airlines that were difficult to attract when Delta was the hub carrier.

High Ground News recently covered MEM’s successes and rebuilding efforts in their article, Sky's the limit: The plan to revive the Memphis Airport . It’s worth the read!