Memphis International Airport Notes

February 2010

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Designs Unveiled for
New Customer-centric Ground
Transportation Center

Memphis International Airport has unveiled artist renderings and details for the new Memphis International Airport Ground Transportation Center. The Center will be a complete, full-service facility for ground transportation needs at the airport and will offer unsurpassed service and convenience to travelers and car rental companies.

The Ground Transportation Center, located between the existing three-level parking deck and the new 336-foot airport traffic control tower, will feature seven levels of ground transportation services. Designed with a unique 40-foot tall depiction of the airport flying music note logo, and built with an attractive outer skin of perforated metal panels that allows dramatic screened lighting, the Center and new control tower will present a striking and highly attractive new first impression upon entering the airport via ground transportation…more »

Terminal Building Improvements Scheduled to Begin in 2010

As part of the on-going commitment to improving the passenger experience at Memphis International Airport, $21 million in terminal building improvements are scheduled to begin this year. The Terminal “B” passenger security checkpoint will be expanded and redesigned to make room for new, enhanced, and larger scanning equipment for the Transportation Security Administration.

Some of the existing retail and food/beverage service concessions located near the Terminal “B” checkpoint will be relocated due to the redesign. Passengers also will be able to enjoy a new, more direct passenger route to Baggage Claim “B” that will allow passengers exiting the concourse to avoid the congestion in front of the Terminal “B” checkpoint. Additional queuing space in front of the checkpoint also should result from the redesign. Finally, aging mechanical and electrical equipment in the Terminal will be replaced. The improvements are expected to take one-to-two years to complete.

Delta Granted Single Operating Certificate

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted final authorization for a single operating certificate to Delta Air Lines, clearing the way for the final details of its merger with Northwest Airlines.

The certificate allows the two airlines to use a single carrier code and combine operations. Delta will be able to fully function as a single airline which will enhance the customer experience by consolidating all former Northwest tickets and flights into Delta flights, eliminating any potential for customer confusion…more »

Want to Head South this Winter?

Delta Air Lines will begin seasonal daily non-stop service February 11 to Palm Beach, Florida. The service will run through April 5 using Airbus A319 aircraft.

The schedule:

Memphis to Palm Beach, FL

Flight Number



DL 2538

7:25 p.m.

10:40 p.m.

Palm Beach, FL to Memphis

Flight Number



DL 2366

6:05 a.m.

7:37 a.m.

If you are interested in traveling to Palm Beach, visit

Memphis International Airport Featured on the Cover of Airport Business Magazine

In its November/December issue, Airport Business featured a cover story on Memphis International Airport, titled “A History of Collaboration.” The article focused on Memphis International’s plans to build on its hub status and advanced global connectivity and local economic growth through its position as America’s Aerotropolis.

The article talks about the economic impact the Airport has on the Memphis economy, where one-in-three jobs are directly or indirectly caused by Airport activities; the impact of the Delta/Northwest merger on Airport activities; building relationships with tenants; and the growth of the Aerotropolis. You can read the full article here.

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