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International Airport in Memphis, United States, Airport Code
International Airport Memphis Information
Memphis International Airport (MEM) serves large numbers of passengers. It also handles more cargo than any other airport in the world.
Sited near to the Mississippi river, towards the centre of the USA's landmass, Memphis Airport offers thousands of domestic and international passenger flights every year. Large and efficient cargo handling facilities at this Memphis airport operate on behalf of Federal Express and other freight carriers. With useful connections to air, road, river and rail networks Memphis International Airport helps drive both local and national economies.
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International Airport Memphis Terminal Information
The terminal building at Memphis International Airport has three parts: Terminals A, B and C, which lead on to Concourses A, B and C. Between them they serve several airlines and many destinations. Each terminal offers a variety of restaurants, bars, newsstands and shops. Business services, currency exchange services and ATMs are available in Terminal B. Terminal A Memphis International Airport's Terminal A serves Delta Airlines, Comair, Northwest Airlink, America West and KLM airlines. It contains Gates A1-A33. Terminal B Memphis International Airport's Terminal B serves Northwest Airlines and KLM Airlines. Passengers may also find ticket counters for Continental Express and US Airways in the Terminal B area. It contains Gates B1-B44. Terminal C Memphis International Airport's Terminal C serves American Airlines, Transworld Express, United Express, and AirTran Airlines.
International Airport Memphis Airline Information
Memphis International Airport is served by several major US carriers and one international partner airline. Airlines will usually board from their designated terminals. The following table shows standard boarding areas. Generally, ticket and information desks are located nearby. USA telephone numbers for the airlines are also listed.
Memphis International Airport is served by the car rental firms listed below.
Car Rental Companies
Alamo Avis Budget Dollar Enterprise Hertz National Thrifty
International Airport Memphis Car Parking
Airport Car Parking
Memphis International Airport offers facilities for short-term and long-term car parking. A three level parking garage located in front of the terminal building provides many spaces. Surface lots a little further from the terminal also offer spaces. Short-term Parking
The parking garage provides short term parking arrangements. Short-term parking spaces are located as close to the terminal as possible, on the upper and ground levels of the garage.
Long-term parking spaces are located throughout the parking garage and in surface lots a little further away from the terminal building. Complimentary shuttle buses run between the surface lots and the terminal building.
Parking for the Disabled
Spaces are reserved for those cars displaying the correct permits in the short-term parking areas on the ground upper and lower levels. There are also a few spaces available on the passenger drive, security restrictions permitting.
International Airport Memphis Ground Transportation
Taxis, buses, shuttle services, and limo services operate from the Harrisburg International Airport.
Memphis International Airport is served directly by taxi and shuttle bus. Public transportation is also available for travel both to and from the airport.
The taxi rank is located on ground level outside the Northwest Airlines baggage claim. Passengers should consult the Taxi Starters who work from the taxi booth. Companies that operate these services include Advantage Cab, Checker Cab, City Wide Cab, Metro Cab Company and Yellow Cab.
A number of hotels operate complimentary shuttles. Dedicated telephones are available in the baggage claim areas A, B and C. Overhead signs outside the baggage claim areas indicate the location of the nearby shuttle bus stops. Shuttle buses are also available to transport passengers to car rental facilities. Overhead signs outside the baggage claim areas indicate the location of the stops for these buses. Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) operate a shuttle service that connects the airport with downtown hotels. The service departs from a stop near the baggage claim area. Yellow Cab may also operate a shared ride van that connects the airport with downtown. Operating from the lower outer drive are shuttle buses for some local destinations. Passengers often choose to reserve spaces on these services in advance of their trip. Companies that operate these services include Sunrise Shuttle, Tunica County Shuttle, Tunica Shuttle Company, and Unique Travel. Public Transportation
Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) offers public bus services to and from the airport. rom the lower outer drive near Terminal C route 32A is the principal service.
Memphis International Airport is 8 miles (12 kilometers) southeast of downtown Memphis. From downtown
Proceed south on Interstate 240. Take the Interstate 240 east exit towards Nashville Proceed east for a little more than two miles (three kilometers) Take the South Airways Boulevard exit and follow signs From the South
Proceed north on Interstate 240. Take the Interstate 240 east exit towards Nashville Proceed east for a little more than two miles (three kilometers) Take the South Airways Boulevard exit and follow signs From the East
Proceed west on Interstate 40 Take the Interstate 240 west exit towards Jackson, MS, (Exit #10A) Proceed west for a little more than 11 miles (18 kilometers) Take the South Airways Boulevard exit and follow signs From the West
Proceed east and then south on the Interstate 55 Take the Interstate 240 east towards Nashville for a little more than two miles (three kilometers) Take the South Airways Boulevard exit and follow signs
Longitude:89° 58' 0" W Latitude:35° 4' 0" N
ADDRESS Memphis International Airport
Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
2491 Winchester Road
Number of Terminals: 1
Telephone: 901 922 8000
Fax: 901 922 8099
E-mail: Via the airport's website
Time Zone: GMT - 6 (GMT - 5 from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October)
Location: The airport is located 12km (8 miles) south of Memphis
DRIVING DIRECTIONS From Memphis city centre, take I-240, and leave at the Airways exit south; at the fork, take Plough Boulevard left, rather than Airways on the right. Plough Boulevard ends at the airport.
CAR PARKING Short- and long-term parking is available in the multi-storey car park next to the terminal building; the first 30 minutes of parking are free. There are also three long-term surface car parks (A, B and C) behind the multi-storey car park; they have a free shuttle service to/from the airport.
CAR HIRE Companies include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. There is a courtesy telephone located in baggage reclaim where passengers can phone car hire companies to ask to be picked up by complimentary shuttle bus and taken to the car hire pick-up area. Shuttle buses leave from outside baggage reclaim.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Road: Taxi: Taxis are available in front of the terminal buildings. Limousine: SFAX Limousine Service (tel: 662 342 0002) operates from the airport’s lower outer drive. Bus: The Memphis Area Transit Authority offers public bus services from the lower outer drive near Terminal C; bus no.32 runs to Memphis. There are also shuttle bus services to out-of-town destinations.
INFORMATION AND HELP DESKS There are visitor information booths in the baggage reclaim area on the ground floor. Interpreters in the customs clearance and boarding areas for international flights speak Dutch, German, Arabic, Spanish and French.
AIRPORT FACILITIES Money and communications: There is a bank in the covered walkway between Concourses A and B; ATMs are located throughout the terminal. Eating and drinking: There are many restaurants, bars, fast-food outlets, cafés and snack bars. Shopping: Shops include an Elvis gift shop selling licensed Graceland merchandise, and various duty-free outlets. Luggage: Lost property is handled by the Memphis Airport Authority Police, available 24 hours a day (tel: 901 922 8050). Other facilities: There is a health station and AED units (defibrillators) situated throughout the airport. Baby-change facilities are available in all toilets and there is a nursery in the terminal. Children’s play areas are located on all concourses.
CONFERENCE AND BUSINESS FACILITIES The International Travel Insurance and Business Center (tel: 901 922 8090) in Ticket Lobby B provides fax and photocopying facilities, as well as notary and financial services including a bureau de change. The Skyport Inn (tel: 901 345 3220) has three meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 50 people; catering can be provided. Radisson Memphis Hotel (tel: 901 332 2370) also has conference and banqueting facilities.
DISABLED FACILITIES The airport has disabled toilets, lifts and ramps. TDD telephones are situated in the main terminal and on all concourses. There is a TTY information service for hearing-impaired passengers (tel: 901 922 8720). All car parks have free disabled spaces available for drivers displaying disability ID. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
AIRPORT HOTELS The Skyport Inn (tel: 901 345 3220) is located within the terminal building, whilst the Radisson Memphis Hotel (tel: 901 332 2370) is on the airport site. Other hotels in the area include Days Inn Graceland, Comfort Inn Airport, Courtyard Memphis Airport, Homestead Airport and La Quinta Memphis Airport. Many nearby hotels and motels offer a complimentary shuttle service which can be ordered via telephones in baggage reclaim. Shuttle buses leave from outside baggage reclaim.