Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM, FAA LID: MEM) is a civil-military airport 9 miles (14.5 km) southeast of downtown
Memphis, in Shelby County, Tennessee.
From 1993 to 2009 Memphis had the largest cargo operations of any airport worldwide. Memphis International Airport fell into second position
in 2010, behind Hong Kong; it remained 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 is a hub for Delta Air Lines, with routes to cities across the United States. Memphis is the 41st busiest US airport by 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 reduced its flights at Memphis to an average of 94 per day,
with 20 flights on Saturdays.
The 164th Airlift Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard is based at the co-located Memphis Air National Guard Base, operating the large C-5A transport aircraft.