Radio Roundtable: What's in Store for the Memphis International Airport?

Jan 3, 2014

Old (left) and new (right) air traffic control towers at Memphis International Airport (MEM). Photo taken from Airways Boulevard at Winchester.
Credit Thomas R Machnitzki (2010) / WikiMedia Commons

The Memphis International Airport took some heavy hits in 2013. Today's roundtable discussion is about what is to come for the Airport in 2014.

Scott Brockman, CEO of the Airport Authority, joins host Eric Barnes, publisher of the Memphis Daily News, to discuss the future Memphis International Airport. Bankruptcy of major carriers including Delta and Northwest have presented challenges to the airport, as airline fees for using the airport are what fund the its operations. Even though Delta has cut back its flights into Memphis, new air carriers and FedEx are keeping the airport's finances in the black.

To hear this conversation in full, check the Behind the Headlines video page, or tune-in to Behind the Headlines, Friday evenings at 7 on WKNO-TV 10