MEM cancels all Friday passenger flights

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 19, 2021 2:01 PM CT | Published: February 19, 2021 9:11 AM CT
<strong>Buck King sits alone in a near-empty Memphis International Airport on Friday, Feb. 19. King drove more than 100 miles from Iuka, Miss., to catch a flight to Las Vegas for work before learning that his flight was canceled.</strong> <strong>Ongoing systemwide water pressure issues with Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division forced the airport to cancel all flights Friday.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Buck King sits alone in a near-empty Memphis International Airport on Friday, Feb. 19. King drove more than 100 miles from Iuka, Miss., to catch a flight to Las Vegas for work before learning that his flight was canceled. Ongoing systemwide water pressure issues with Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division forced the airport to cancel all flights Friday. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The Memphis International Airport CEO called the closure of the airport terminal a “last resort.”

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Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay’s 27-year journalism career has taken him to many newspapers in four states. However, he had never returned to work in any of the other cities where he had been before until the opportunity to report for the Daily Memphian presented itself. He covers business for the Daily Memphian.


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