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  1. TchulahomaKid38118

    Memphis International Airport

    Thanks. I too think MEM is fine either way.
  2. TchulahomaKid38118

    Memphis International Airport

    ^ True. But I also think this could be a good thing good for MEM. Look at Pittsburg and Nashville for instance; Both cities were dehubbed but now see more traffic. Weren't the fares pretty high at BNA when AA dominated the market? Since then, BNA has been doing better than before. I am pretty sure the same could be expected at MEM. For years NWA deadlocked the Memphis market with sky high fares. I don't expect Southwest to enter Memphis with significant operations at Nashville, Little Rock, and Jackson, Miss. Its unjustifiable to cram more flights in an already congested operation in Atlanta. I think Memphis would serve as a great reliever, as previously mentioned. Experts say that Delta/NWA - which is expected to be called Delta - will save just over a billion dollars by closing both Cincinnatti and Memphis. I have pretty much made my piece with being dehubbed. We have the weather, tools, staff, and efficiency to see considerable traffic in the future..
  3. TchulahomaKid38118

    Memphis International Airport

    Here is the rendering of the new 336 ft, state-of-the-art control tower at Memphis International. 3rd tallest in the south Glad to see this project breaking ground!! The article states that the building should be in commission by 2011. The tower should compensate for the growth of air traffic at and around MEM. (*Aerotropolis comes to mind*) As a Memphian, I am concerned about the future of our city's most lucrative operation. It seems a merger is iminent and many are speculating the demise of the MEM hub. But why would plans for a new facility, which is being built in regards to traffic growth, break ground when the airport is expected to be dehubbed? I found a short article that discusses the future of MEM. Possible future of MEM
  4. TchulahomaKid38118

    Memphis International Airport

    An aerotropolis is the link to all that you have mentioned, which does have something to do with aviation. I was just digging further into what an aerotropolis could bring..I am thinking long-term of course. What the roads, railways, and seaports did for business in the 20th century, airports are now doing in the 21st. Its a new era of business and the airports are beginning to be the stepping stone. Family housing is also available within an aerotropolis, so schools and institutions will be in demand.
  5. TchulahomaKid38118

    Memphis International Airport

    Actually its Eclipse Aviation that is located in Albuquerque but close. Albuquerque has roots with the aviation industry that's decades old. Doesn't Albuquerque have space program too? You know, I just thought about something, Memphis has an extended campus for Embry Riddle University. Its an aviation institution and a pretty major one. The main campus is in Florida and is one of the best in the country. Hopefully Memphis can get more institution like this; it would most definitely educate the community and put to rest the negativity about Memphis not having quality institutions, which is totally inconsistent.
  6. TchulahomaKid38118

    Memphis International Airport

    Albuquerque is very impressive with over 100 companies with roots with Kirtland Airforce base. Major players within the aviation cluster includes Boeing, Lockeed Martin Corp., Honeywell Inc. Defense Avionics System, Goodrich Corp. Space Flight Systems Division, and GE Aircraft Engines. I certainly hope our proposal can lure companies like these. It also said that DFW -arguably the best airport layout in America- is in good position to becoming an aerotropolis
  7. TchulahomaKid38118

    Memphis International Airport

    Agreed. I think many people fail to realize how powerful MEM really is, with assessments like little ole' Memphis. I feel its a much bigger operation going on in the Whitehaven area. An aerotropolis usually focuses on logistics, telecommunications, time-sensitive manufacturing and then a spawn of retail, hotels, entertainment, offices, exhibition complexes will act as fillers along with good usage of greenspace. Pertaining to logistics, Memphis not only serves as the Distribution Center of America but also, is on pace to becoming -if not already- North America's Logistics Center. Once construction completes, it will be an advantage to be located along the NAFTA corridor. Doesn't Memphis have a significant presence of telecommunications, a rapidly growing industry in America? The new Nike Distribution Center is the first of others to come to the area. I too would say this city has a great chance of turning things around. Long-term planning is definitely what would be required, especially seeing how long it is taking Dubai World Central. It took the emirates ruler at least a decade with the $33 billion DWC which has three times the capacity of FedEx's.
  8. TchulahomaKid38118

    Memphis International Airport

    Definitely good news! Just curious, do any of you believe that our dual- hub airport can ,one day, become the first U.S. city to be an aerotropolis?
  9. TchulahomaKid38118

    Memphis International Airport

    I am guessing the A319 will be operating the route. Just to add to the news, Continental Airlines will be adding service to Memphis from Cleveland, starting May 4, 2008. The route will be operated by an Embraer 145 twice a day.
  10. TchulahomaKid38118

    Memphis International Airport

    Nice to see Memphis-based Pinnacle Corp. grow to be the country's fastest growing regional airline.
  11. TchulahomaKid38118

    General Memphis Photos, Past and Present

    Beautiful pictures. The angles are breath-taking. Keep supplying us with great pics..
  12. TchulahomaKid38118

    General Memphis Photos, Past and Present

    This is my favorite photo. Nice.
  13. TchulahomaKid38118

    Memphis International Airport

    I heard that it was supposed to be either near or at the airport. As far as Memphis becoming an Aerotropolis , I say go for it. As a former resident of the area, it would be very nice to see that area receive a "face-lift."