FedEx at 50: Memphis International’s airfield never closes — that’s by design

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 12, 2023 3:53 PM CT | Published: April 12, 2023 4:00 AM CT

In February, when rain and freezing temperatures layered trees and buildings in ice, more than 70 daytime airfield employees spent three nights at the airport — working and sleeping in shifts to keep the runways open.


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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers business news and features for The Daily Memphian.


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