Memphis International Airport

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Memphis International Airport Template:Airport codes is located in Memphis, Tennessee.

Northwest Airlines operates its third-largest passenger hub in Memphis, with routes to a number of destinations in North America, as well as a daily nonstop flight to Amsterdam. Memphis is also home to FedEx's "Super Hub," which processes a large amount of the freight carrier's packages. Because of FedEx's hub, Memphis has the largest cargo operations of any airport worldwide. Memphis is also home to United Parcel Service's third-largest sorting facility.

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History

Memphis Municipal Airport opened on June 15, 1929, located on a 200 acre (0.8 km²) plot of farmland just over seven miles (10 km) from downtown Memphis. During its early years, the airport consisted of three hangars and an unpaved runway. Passenger and air mail service was provided by American Airways and Chicago & Southern Airlines. In 1939, four new carriers won route awards to serve Memphis: Braniff Airways, Capital Airlines, Eastern Airlines, and Southern Airlines.

The current terminal was built in 1963, and Memphis Municipal changed its name to Memphis International in 1969. However, the airport had no nonstop intercontinental routes until 1995, when KLM began service to Amsterdam.

FedEx established its freight hub in Memphis in 1973, and Republic Airlines established a passenger hub in 1985, which was absorbed into Northwest in 1986.

Terminals

Memphis International Airport has one passenger terminal divided into three concourses.

Concourse A

Concourse B

Concourse C

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