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Memphis International Airport lands 3 new flights. Here’s where they’ll take you

Memphis International Airport lands 3 new flights. Here’s where they’ll take you

A major air carrier is bringing a new seasonal route to and restarting another flight at Memphis International Airport. Southwest Airlines has announced it will offer seasonal nonstop service between Memphis and Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas starting Oct. 3. The flight is set to operate five times weekly from Thursday through Monday....

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Seasonal nonstop flight between Memphis, Tampa to launch for Spring Break

Seasonal nonstop flight between Memphis, Tampa to launch for Spring Break

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -Spirit Airlines will offer seasonal nonstop flights between Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Tampa International Airport (TPA) during the spring break travel period. From March 7 to April 9, the flight will operate three times per week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. The airline will use an 182-seat Airbus 320 aircraft for...

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Worker at FedEx Hub dies

Worker at FedEx Hub dies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – A FedEx worker died at the World Hub on Thursday morning. On November 29, around 11:21 p.m., officers responded to the FedEx World Hub on Sprankel Avenue regarding an accidental death. Police say that an employee was injured while working and then transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, Later...

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Things to know when traveling with MEM during holidays

Things to know when traveling with MEM during holidays

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – A busy day for our nation’s roads and airports ahead of Thanksgiving Thursday. Memphis International Airport officials predict 90,000 people to pass through the TSA checkpoint with the busiest days projected to be last Friday and this upcoming Sunday. This is an increase in traffic from previous years, according to airport...

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International Paper cuts 900 jobs, closes plant in Texas

International Paper cuts 900 jobs, closes plant in Texas

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – International Paper announced it will permanently close its plant in Orange, Texas, and 900 jobs will be impacted by the changes. The goal is to minimize the impact on employees through using current vacancies, retirements, normal attrition, and other positions at International Paper. Decisions like these are extremely difficult, because of...

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Memphis International Airport reopens after suspicious package detected

Memphis International Airport reopens after suspicious package detected

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Memphis International Airport reopens after a suspicious package was detected on Tuesday morning. The Memphis Airport Police Department was alerted at 11:48 a.m. by Delta Air Lines cargo operations about the detection of the package. MAPD responded and secured the area, which included stopping all outbound vehicular traffic from the MEM...

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International Festival 2023 set for June 10 at Landers Center

International Festival 2023 set for June 10 at Landers Center

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The Desoto County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is set to host International Festival 2023 at the Landers Center Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The community organized one-day event is all about promoting and celebrating international diversity and heritage in Desoto and surrounding counties. Chapter...

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Leaders with Memphis International Airport provide travel tips

Leaders with Memphis International Airport provide travel tips

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Memphis International Airport expects more than 50,000 people to pass through Transportation Security Administration during Memorial Day weekend. Airport officials recommend arriving at least two hours early, especially for people traveling during the early morning hours. They also said to check your airline apps earlier. This can keep you from missing...

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Memphis-Shelby County Schools will be opening a cashless grocery store

Memphis-Shelby County Schools will be opening a cashless grocery store

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – MSCS will be opening a grocery store in partnership with Goodr that will be completely cashless. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held to celebrate the opening of the grocery store on May 12, 2023. MSCS opening grocery store in North Memphis area(Action News 5) The store will be headquartered in the...

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AAA shares tips for international travel

AAA shares tips for international travel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – International trips are on the rise this year. According to AAA booking data, international travel is up more than 200% compared to 2022, and the spike in demand is driving up airfares. Megan Cooper with AAA joined Action News 5′s Andrew Douglas at the digital desk to offer some pro tips...