Memphis International Airport (MEM)
(Memphis, Tennessee - TN, USA)
Striving to be a truly world-class facility and leader of the aviation industry, Memphis International Airport (MEM) is no more than 8 miles / 12 km southeast of the city itself and just two blocks east of the Elvis Presley Boulevard.
Operated by the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority, the facility itself features four separate runways and one passenger terminal, which is subdivided into three main course areas, A, B and C. American Airlines, Continental, Delta and Frontier are all well represented. Memphis International Airport is also a major cargo hub and an important base for Federal Express, with many people often surprised to hear that it is the busiest airport in terms of overall cargo traffic on the planet.
Run by the MATA (Memphis Area Transit Authority), airport buses regularly depart from outside of Terminal C and travel to areas around the downtown district, which is the most historic part of Memphis. Also available are a series of hotel shuttles and regional shuttle buses, which regularly run into the city, to areas such as the famous Beale Street, and Midtown, which is otherwise known as 'within the Parkways' and comprises the multicultural neighborhood of Cooper-Young.
Taxis at Memphis Airport offer one of the most convenient ways to reach the nearby suburbs of Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Meeman Shelby State Park, Olive Branch and Southaven. Further afield, Nashville lies to the northeast.
About Memphis Tourism
The home of Elvis Presley and a rich blues musical heritage, Memphis is located on the southwestern side of Tennessee. Downtown Memphis lies alongside the eastern banks of the Mississippi River and is close to the main tourist area. Those looking to visit Elvis Presley's legendary Graceland estate will find it on the southern side of the city and along the US-51 freeway, which is better known in Memphis as the Elvis Presley Boulevard.
Close to the southerly suburbs of Southaven and Horn Lake, Memphis Airport (MEM) is within easy reach of the city's many sightseeing opportunities. Highlights to look out for include the restaurants, shops, theaters and museums along Beale Street, Sun Studio along Union Avenue, the Mississippi River Museum within Mud Island Park, and the Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium on Central Avenue.
Memphis International Airport (MEM):|
|Address: 2491 Winchester Road, Suite 113, Memphis, Tennessee, TN, 38116-3856, USA|
|Airport Code: MEM
Tel: +1 901 922 8000
Fax: not available