Memphis International Airport’s (MEM) B Concourse will be closed in preparation for its modernization project starting April 4 until the project’s expected completion in 2021. Airlines, restaurants and retail businesses will operate out of the A and C Concourses during the B Concourse closure.
MEM is currently taking bids from four pre-qualified contractors, and actual construction will begin in July.
Delta Air Lines will operate from six gates in the A Concourse. Allegiant Air will use two gates in the C Concourse. Lenny’s Subs will move from the B Concourse to the A Concourse.
International arrivals gates at B41, B42 and B43 and U.S. Customs will remain in operation in the B Concourse, but passengers will be bussed to the baggage area after completing customs.
Torn Basil, a new Italian-themed restaurant, is slated to open at the end of April in the A Concourse. Also slated to open later this year, a Blue Moon kiosk bar will be added near gates C1 and C3.
Additionally, the multi-year, multi-phase modernization of the B Concourse will widen corridors and add moving walkways, larger boarding areas, higher ceilings and increased natural lighting, as well as more amenities and concessions options.
“This is a huge milestone for our modernization project,” says Scott Brockman, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. “The end result will be a new state-of-the-art facility that will lead to a more efficient and ‘positively MEMorable’ travel experience for our passengers and a wonderful ‘front door’ to our community.”