About The Airport
Memphis International Airport (MEM), for many years a Northwest (then Delta) hub, now offers lower risk access to a leading business and leisure market. With a regional population of more than 3 million residents, the business center of “America’s Aerotropolis,” and the home of FedEx, the opportunities for additional airline services to MEM are huge. These opportunities include services for the premier business and logistics center of the Mid-South USA, and leisure services for the “Home of the Blues, Birthplace of Rock and Roll,” and the center of the Elvis Presley legacy.
Over the past several years, MEM has been among America’s highest-fare airports, with resulting severe “de-stimulation” of air travel. Now, however, the environment for new services at MEM is dramatically changing, with the end of Delta connecting hub services at MEM in September 2013, and the related loss of non-stop services in many markets. Point-to-point, spoke-to-hub, seasonal services, international services and regional services can now be based on the market size, pricing structure, business model and service strategy of each carrier, and prosper accordingly.