Memphis Airport Announces Plan to Modernize Facility
February 20, 2014
Airlines, Concessions to Operate in Enhanced B Concourse
MEMPHIS, TN (February 20, 2014) –The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) today began charting its path into the future by announcing its plan for modernizing the B Concourse and consolidating operations at the Memphis International Airport (MEM).
The multi-year, multi-phased plan includes consolidating airline and food, beverage and retail concessions into the B Concourse; and improvements such as additional moving walkways, wider corridors, larger boarding areas, higher ceilings and increased natural lighting. The project includes the removal of the south ends of the A and C Concourses to allow for unobstructed access by aircraft to the entire B Concourse. The entire project will take an estimated 5-7 years to complete.
“We have begun the process of reinventing the Memphis Airport,” said Scott Brockman, MSCAA President and CEO. “Part of that reinvention involves consolidating operations so we can better serve our passengers, airlines, concessionaires, and employees. More importantly, we’re going to modernize the B Concourse, giving our passengers more room to move, better lighting and more convenience.”
Consolidation of Airlines/Concessions into the B Concourse
• Airline flight operations will be consolidated into the B concourse.
Enhancements to B Concourse
• Corridors and airline gate/boarding areas in the B Concourse will be widened to give passengers more room as they move to and from gates and wait to board.
Removal of South Ends of A and C Concourses
• The airport will remove the south ends of Concourses A and C to eliminate potential traffic barriers to aircraft operating out of the B concourse.
Construction Timeline and Budget
• The project is expected to total approximately $114 million in capital costs, and the Airport Authority does not anticipate that this will require the issuance of any additional general airport revenue bond debt.
Please visit www.flymemphis.com for more information about the project, including a presentation, photos, frequently asked questions and a video simulation of the finished modernized B Concourse.
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