Memphis International Airport (MEM/KMEM)

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One of the main reasons to love Memphis is that the airport has a catchment area of 2.6 million within 100 miles.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Home of FedEx and the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, Memphis is the logistics capital of the world with the second largest cargo airport, five class-one railways, third busiest trucking corridor in the US, and the fifth largest inland port in the US.
  • 1.3 million people live within a 35-mile radius of the airport, and 2.6 million within 100 miles.
  • Memphis is a premier tourism destination, attracting more than 10 million annual visitors.
  • Graceland, the home of Elvis, is the second most visited house in the US.
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Marketing/and other support

  • Memphis’ Community Air Service Development Incentive Program (CASDIP) offers waived operating fees and marketing support for unserved/underserved routes. Contact Will Livsey, Senior Manager of Air Service Research and Development, for more information.

Airport Catchment area

  • 30 min catchment area: Memphis city limits – 653,450.
  • 60 min catchment area: 1.3 million.
  • 120 min catchment area: Mid-South cities such as Jackson and Tunica in Mississippi – 2.7 million.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Home to the busiest air cargo airport in the Western Hemisphere.
  • The East cargo ramp is available for additional large cargo operations.
  • Cargo accounts for a $27.1 billion economic impact.
  • 300 national and international non-stop destinations to supplement new cargo opportunities.
  • Enhanced by superior highway, rail and port access.
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In CY 2015 over 3.7 million people flew from Memphis.


  • Centrally located in the US.
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Airline line-up at Memphis.

Infrastructure & Operations

Four concrete runways

  • 18C/36C – 11,120 ft
  • 18R/36L – 9,320 ft
  • 18L/36R – 9,000 ft
  • 09/27 – 8,946 ft


  • Slot Coordinated: No.
  • Operating hours: 24/7.
  • Terminals: One terminal with three concourses.

Vital Statistics

  • Passenger numbers: CY 2015 – 3,723,231 passengers.
  • Freight: CY 2015 – 22,548,390,919 lbs
  • Largest carrier: American Airlines