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Terminal B Baggage Belt Construction will downsize Delta’s presence at Memphis airport

Posted by | March 30 2015

Original article appeared in the Memphis Business Journal

Chris Woods Construction Co. has filed a nearly $925,000 building permit for light demolition and new construction at the Memphis International Airport.

The project will reconfigure the Delta Air Lines Inc. ticket counter in Terminal B, expanding the bag belts and back office space to accommodate as many as three airlines.

The setup was fine when Delta was the only airline using the terminal, but the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority plans to expand the baggage area to accommodate some of the airport’s existing airlines, said Glen Thomas, MSCAA public information officer.

It is not yet known which airlines will occupy the renovated terminal. New low-cost carrier Allegiant Air will be located in Terminal A with Southwest Airlines Co.