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Memphis International Airport (MEM) Memphis International Airport (MEM)

Memphis International Airport

2491 Winchester Rd., Memphis, TN 38116
+1 (901) 922 8000
+1 (901) 922-8298 (Lost + Found) (Lost+Found)
Memphis International Airport - All Information on Memphis Airport (MEM)

Memphis International Airport is Tennessee's largest and busiest airport, offering non-stop flights to over 100 destinations in the United States.

Located in the eastern United States, Tennessee became the 16th state of the union in 1796. The geography of the state is unique. Nashville is the capital and Memphis is the largest city. It stretches to the Appalachian Mountain boundary with North Carolina in the east to Missouri and Arkansas in the west. Its neighbors include Kentucky and Virginia in the north, and Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi in the south.

The Memphis International Airport is the primary international airport in the metropolitan area of Memphis, Tennessee. The airport covers 3,900 acres and served about 5 million passengers in 2019.

The Memphis International Airport is also the hub for Southern Airways Express, making it an important aspect of business travel for Memphians as well as people who live further away from the city.

Also considered as one of the most efficient terminals in North America, MEM served a record number of passengers, with more than 12 million boarding flights in 2000.

Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM, FAA LID: MEM) is a civil-military airport seven miles (11 km) southeast of downtown Memphis, in Shelby County, Tennessee. The airport serves the Greater Memphis area.

The Memphis International Airport (MEM) generates $47 million in airfield operations and $31 million in-ground operations revenue in 2019.

Its economic impact in Memphis creates thousands of jobs for the local community each year. Many of these jobs are supported by hundreds of businesses in the airport’s multi-level service area which are directly tied to MEM operations.

The airport has three terminals for checking in and three concourses for boarding, A, B, and C. It has a total of 50 gates. Concourse A and B contain 9 and 23 gates, respectively, while Concourse C has 18 gates.

The airport is home to at least six airlines that offer commercial flights, including American Airlines, Delta Connection, Southern Airways Express, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and Delta Air Lines.

These airlines offer non-stop destinations to Atlanta, GA (ATL), Baltimore, MD (BWI), Chicago, IL – Midway (MDW), Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW), Denver, CO (DEN), Destin, FL (VPS), El Dorado, AR (ELD), Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL), Houston, TX – Bush Int’l (IAH), Los Angeles, CA (LAX), Miami, FL (MIA), New York City, NY (LGA), Orlando, FL (MCO), Phoenix, AZ (AZA), Salt Lake City, UT (SLC), Tampa, FL (TPA), Washington, D.C. (DCA), and many more.

As a major regional airport, its busiest domestic routes include Atlanta, Georgia; Dallas, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Denver, Colorado; Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois; Houston–Intercontinental, Texas; Chicago–Midway, Illinois; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Arizona; and Dallas–Love Field, Texas.

This facility has undergone several expansions since opening in 1929, including several renovations. In addition to passenger service, its facilities handle a wide range of cargo for delivery around the globe.

The airport sits 104 meters above sea level at 35°02′33″N 089°58′36″W.

Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at Memphis International Airport

Getting to and from Memphis International Airport

From Memphis International Airport, passengers can choose different modes of transport, such as rental cars, taxis and limo services, hotel shuttle buses, and public transportation buses by the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA).

Rental Cars: There are several rental car companies at Memphis International Airport, located at the Ground Transportation Center. Passengers can proceed to Terminal B and walk one level below the baggage claim area. There are signs at the Ground Transportation Center pointing in the direction of the rental car counter.

Taxis: Taxis are available in front of the Terminal B baggage claim area. They operate from 6 am until an hour after the last flight arrives. The quickest way to get from MEM to Downtown Memphis is by cab that takes about 15 minutes. See more about taxis to and from Memphis Airport.

Hotel Shuttles: Passengers with prior hotel reservations may take a hotel shuttle bus near the exit area from the baggage claim area.

Buses: The Memphis Area Transit Authority provides a public bus stop at the baggage claim level of Terminal C. The MATA Bus sign will point passengers in the direction of the bus stop area. More information about buses to and from Memphis International Airport.

Trains: There is no direct railway line from Memphis International Airport to downtown Memphis, however,  passengers and tourists can get a short 14-minute taxi ride from MEM to Memphis Central Railway Station at 545 South Main Street, Memphis. More information about train services local to Memphis International Airport.

Memphis airport also provides wheelchair-accessible transportation services to persons with special needs.

Passengers may ask for assistance at the airport information desk or make arrangements with the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) at 901-274-6282.

Parking: Memphis International Airport also provides several parking options. Its new 7-story parking garage has enough space for at least 6,000 vehicles.

Memphis is one of the most iconic cities in Tennessee. It is a city with a rich history and an interesting culture that goes back to its roots.

One of the most popular tourist attractions is Graceland, which has been visited by hundreds of thousands since it opened to the public in 1982.

This former Elvis Presley mansion also has other memorabilia from the king himself, such as gold records and costumes from his performances.

Tourists will also find several hotels around downtown Memphis, including Holiday Inn Memphis, Sheraton Memphis, and Crowne Plaza Memphis.

Additional Services and Amenities at Memphis International Airport

At Memphis International Airport you will find the usual array of bars and restaurants, airport lounges and shops.

Things to do in Memphis

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Memphis International Airport Contacts

Address: 2491 Winchester Rd., Memphis, TN 38116
General Phone: +1 (901) 922 8000
General Email:
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Lost and Found Phone: (901) 922-8298
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Local Information

Drive on: Right
Electricity: 120V/60Hz
Plug: A, B, NEMA 14-30, NEMA 14-50
Currency: United States Dollar

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