Michael Garko, In Airline News
Memphis International Airport has released plans to upgrade and improve its Concourse B.
The massive modernization plans come only six months after Delta Air Lines de-hubbed the airport due to its close proximity to its primary hub in Atlanta.
“We have begun the process of reinventing the Memphis Airport,” said Scott Brockman, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority President and CEO in a statement. “Part of that reinvention involves consolidating operations so we can better serve our passengers, airlines, concessionaires, and employees. More importantly, we’re going to modernize the B Concourse, giving our passengers more room to move, better lighting and more convenience.”
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To increase the experience at MEM, upgrades to the concourse include the addition of moving walkways, a wider concourse, taller ceilings, and increased levels of natural light. The airport also plans perform seismic upgrades to the building during construction.
The projected $114 million project will begin this year with the removal of the south end of Concourse A and apron upgrades on the west side of the courtyard. The airport anticipates all upgrades will be completed in 2020.