Memphis International Airport

Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM, FAA LID: MEM) is a joint civil-military public airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Memphis, a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States.

Memphis International Airport is home to the main FedEx Express global "SuperHub", which processes a significant portion of the freight carrier's packages. Nonstop FedEx destinations from Memphis include scores of cities across the continental U.S., plus Anchorage and Honolulu, as well as numerous Canadian, Mexican, and Caribbean cities. Intercontinental nonstops include: Cologne, Dubai, Paris, London, Campinas, Seoul and Tokyo. The airport has had aspirations to become an Airport City and aerotropolis.

From 1993 to 2009, Memphis had the largest cargo operations by volume of any airport worldwide. Memphis International Airport fell into second position worldwide in 2010, following Hong Kong, it remained one of the busiest cargo airport in the United States. Major national and international distribution facilities for Flextronics, Hewlett-Packard, Nike, Sharp and many others have located in Memphis largely to be near the FedEx hub.

Memphis serves as a hub for Delta Air Lines, with routes to destinations across the United States. Memphis ranks as the 41st busiest US airport in terms of passenger boardings (enplanements) with 4,344,231 passengers using the airport in 2011, a 11.9% decrease from the previous year. Delta Air Lines has reduced flights at Memphis by 65% since its 2008 merger with Northwest Airlines. As of January 2013, Delta will reduce its daily flights at Memphis to an average of 94 per day, with 20 flights operating on Saturdays.

Memphis International was named the most expensive US airport to fly out of in late 2011, with an average fare of $476.22.

As of September 2012, there are no international passenger flights arriving or departing the airport (see below).

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