About the Airport

Memphis International Airport, "America's Aerotropolis" is a world-class facility serving more than 6 million passengers a year. It is the only airport in North America considered to be an "aerotropolis," an airport-integrated region extending outward from the airport in strings and clusters of airport-linked businesses and their associate residential complexes.

The phrase aerotropolis was coined in 2006 by Dr. John Kasarda, professor at the University of North Carolina. Since then, the vision of the Memphis aerotropolis and its economic potential has become a major part of Memphis’ long range plans.

In fact, Memphis International Airport and the concept of America’s Aerotropolis are at the forefront of the Memphis Fast Forward initiative that has been launched by a partnership of Memphis Tomorrow, the Greater Memphis Chamber, and both the City of Memphis and Shelby County.

Who we are
and what we
stand for.

Memphis International Airport offers outstanding service and exceptional facilities. In this section you can learn more about our leadership, philosophy, history and community commitment.

Media Center

All the latest news, financials, reports, statistics and documents on Memphis International Airport.


Learn about our safety facilities & how we reduce our environmental impact.

General Aviation

Learn more about the two general aviation airports and Fixed Based Operators.

Airport Notes

A bi-monthly e-newsletter from the Memphis International Airport.

Technical Information

All things technical.

Contact Us

All the important contact information.

Pack Your Bags Contest

Allegiant Travel-Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Sweepstakes.

Terminal Modernization

Learn more about the exciting plans to modernize and make MEM terminals more comfortable. more

Part 150 Noise Study

Learn more about the Part 150 Noise Study. more