Memphis International Airport Notes

August 2009

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AirTran Has Moved to Terminal A

AirTran Airways has relocated its operations at Memphis International from Terminal C to Terminal A, making the airline easier for passengers to locate. The move provides passengers with a more efficient check-in and a dedicated security checkpoint.

“We are always looking for ways to better serve our customers,” said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of marketing and sales for AirTran Airways. “When this space was vacated by Delta Airlines, we jumped at the chance to take it over. Having a larger ticket counter area and dedicated security checkpoint will make travel much easier for our passengers.”

Along with the move, AirTran has also announced Wi-Fi will be available for passenger use on all of its aircraft.

AirTran currently has five daily flights from Memphis to Atlanta.


AirTran
 

New Corporate Showcase

Memphis International Airport has harnessed Memphis’s iconic Downtown skyline as a backdrop to prime advertising spots on the north wall of the connector between B and C concourses. The Memphis Corporate Showcase is a 8 1/2-foot-tall, 82-foot-long panorama that highlights top corporations while providing an income stream to help keep airport user fees low… more »


 

New Air Service Expected to Four Arkansas Cities

SeaPort Airlines is planning to begin serving four Arkansas cities from Memphis International in October. El Dorado, Harrison, Hot Springs, and Jonesboro will be accessible via three daily round-trip flights Monday through Friday and a reduced number on weekends.

The flights will be served using a nine-passenger Pilatus PC-12 turbo-prop aircraft that will give passengers a private-jet feel. This smaller aircraft is the perfect fit for the size of the four Arkansas communities. Passengers will board and disembark the aircraft through Signature Flight Support’s fixed base facilities at 2988 Winchester Rd instead of the airport’s terminal building… more »


SeaPort Airlines
 

New Business Diversity Outreach Program

The Airport Authority has a new Business Diversity Outreach initiative designed to assist minority and women-owned businesses with the appropriate tools needed to ensure that they will be given a full and fair opportunity to participate in contracting opportunities at the Airport.

The initiative involves getting minority and women-owned businesses to develop relationships with the staff, advocacy groups such as The Mid-South Minority Business Council (MMBC/UCA) and other key entities for the purpose of getting assistance on issues relative to certification, insurance and bonding… more »


 

Check-out our New Web site

If you have not already checked out our new Web site, please do so. The Web site provides passengers with an easy to navigate structure and a wealth of useful information. Passengers will also be able to enjoy an interactive map showing all the shopping, dining and amenities at the airport or print out a map to bring with them.

As part of the new Web site, passengers will be able to search for flights from the home page, or click on Flight Information to access the real-time flight tracker, powered by Flight View. Airport customers can check the status of flights for two hours before and after a flight is scheduled. Visitors to the Memphis International Airport’s web site can check the local departure and arrival times of flights and the estimated time until arrival. Once a flight is listed as in air people can view an accurate flight map, type of aircraft, ground speed, and even the aircraft’s altitude.


Memphis Airport Web Site's Flight Tracker

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Airport Board Members are High Flyers

Two Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board members have received recognition for their commitment to the industry and our community.

Airport Commissioner Ruby R. Wharton was inducted into the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Hall of Fame for her long-term, historical and profound contributions toward the inclusion of more minority and women-owned businesses in airport contracts and employment opportunities… more »


Ruby R. Wharton

Photo: Skipworth

 

Airport Statistics Highlights

 

June 2009

June 2008

Year-to-date 2009

Year-to-date 2008

Total Passengers

930,943

963,913

4,855,090

5,346,233

Total Cargo Handled (lbs)

648,074,635

638,713,967

3,892,686,731

4,075,687,857

Total Aircraft Operations

28,747

29,653

169,848

184,507

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

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