Meet The New Concourse B At Memphis International Airport

The day is here! We have a totally modernized Concourse B at the airport.

Memphis International Airport opened its new B concourse on February 15, 2022. After years of construction, covid, and $245 million, the concourse is now open to the public with new amenities, natural light, and a much nicer airport experience. 

All operations in concourses A and C will be moved to B, centralizing the traveler's experience. I went to the opening day celebrations yesterday and snapped a few quick iPhone photos. See those below.

The coolest part is all the new artwork installed throughout the remodeled concourse, including 62 pieces from Memphis or Memphis-connected artists. Memphis International Airport worked with Urban Art Commission and an art committee to select the pieces, which range from huge ceiling-mounted glass sculptures to rotunda murals to photography and paintings.

What features does the new memphis airport concourse have?

  • higher ceilings
  • wider hallways
  • moving walkways
  • wireless charging spots on seat armrests
  • natural lighting
  • seismic improvements, which I take to mean earthquake preparedness
  • air conditioning for the jet bridges
  • more restaurant and shopping options, including a Memphis Made beer bar, a Grizzlies-themed bar, a distillery area with Old Dominick distillery and other Tennessee spirits and Memphis merch
  • children's play area
 Memphis airport concourse B seating
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Memphis airport concourse B Memphis Made bar
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 Memphis airport concourse B atrium
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More FAQs - taken directly from the airport's press release:

  • The stem and southeast leg of the B Concourse will be completely modernized and will house all airline, retail and restaurant operations.
  • The southwest leg will only be utilized for international arriving flights and was not redesigned during the first phase of modernization.
  • There will be 23 gates available to airlines, which can accommodate about 6 million passengers, about 50% more traffic than MEM’s pre-pandemic levels.
  • Continued long-term growth at MEM could facilitate another modernization phase for the west leg of the B Concourse, which contains about 15 more gates that could increase capacity to nearly 11 million annual passengers.
  • Ticketing/check-in will continue in the A, B and C Terminals.
  • Security screening is not anticipated to change and will primarily be consolidated to B, although a second security checkpoint at C will also be available for periods of heavy traffic.
  • The A and C concourses will be closed but will be retained for possible future use. The end of the C concourse will be removed in order to facilitate more efficient airline traffic to and from the B concourse. 
Passengers can learn more about the modernization project at
 Memphis airport concourse B bathroom entrance
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 Memphis airport concourse entrance artwork
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airport concourse with people mover conveyor
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