Situated within the heart of the Memphis Aerotropolis, the Millington-Memphis Airport is located just 15 miles north of downtown Memphis in Shelby County, TN.



Situated within the heart of the Memphis Aerotropolis, the Millington-Memphis Airport is located just 15 miles north of downtown Memphis in Shelby County, TN. The airport has easy highway connectivity via Highways 51 and 385 and Interstate 40, allowing for quick access to the city center. In addition to convenient interstate access, the Canadian National Railroad runs adjacent to the airfield and the Millington Industrial Park, making the airport a true intermodal transportation hub.

The airport itself has an 8,000 ft. runway and generous apron space that allows us to accommodate aircraft of all sizes for commercial and corporate traffic, private planes and cargo carriers.

In addition to your flight and air service needs, the airport also boasts 1,350 acres of land that can be developed to meet a multitude of commercial opportunities. For information about the airport’s land availability, contact Mr. Jon Crisp at (901) 873-5790 or visit the Millington Industrial Development Board.


Map of the Memphis Area showing the location of the Memphis-Millington Airport
Osprey on the ramp at Memphis Millington Airport with a control tower and terminal in the background


In 1942, the U.S. Navy established a Naval Reserve Aviation Base in Millington, TN. Later, it became Naval Air Station Memphis and then the Mid-South Naval Air Station. In 1993, the airport and almost 2,000 acres of adjacent land were transferred to the City of Millington, as a result of the 1993 Base Realignment and Closure Commission report. The airport was named the Millington Municipal Airport and uses about 550 acres of property for airport operations. The remaining acreage has been set aside for industrial development. In 2016 the airport was renamed the Millington-Memphis Airport. The airport is operated as a public airport that primarily serves private and military aircraft. It does not currently have passenger airline service; however, our runway and facility can accommodate any sized aircraft and the airport is well positioned to support scheduled commercial service.

Black and white image of a old vintage four engine aircraft flying over NQA airport
Black and white image of the large Memphis Millington Airport Ramp full of small airplanes
Black and white image of mechanics working on vintage aircraft at NQA
Old image of mechanics working on a single engine aircraft at the Memphis MIllington Airport


A new Airport Layout Plan and Master Plan for the Millington-Memphis Airport is being developed by Barge Design Solutions and Millington Airport Authority leadership.  The purpose of the plan is to determine the aviation needs of the airport and its service area for the next 20 years. The goal of the plan is to provide the Millington Airport Authority with an effective planning tool to guide the future development of the Millington-Memphis Airport. The previous Airport Master Plan was developed for the airport by Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon in September 2008 with funding from the Tennessee Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division. 



The Millington Airport Authority is overseen by an eleven-member Board that directs the operation of the airport.  Nine of the members are appointed by the Mayor of Millington; one is appointed by the Shelby County Mayor and one by the Tipton County Executive.  The Authority employs a Director for day-to-day management, grant procurement and compliance with FAA and other regulations governing the airport facilities and property.

The Millington Airport Authority Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. at the Millington-Memphis Airport Terminal, located at 8182 Hornet Avenue, Millington, TN 38053.  An agenda for each monthly meeting is posted at the airport terminal building at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, is posted at the meeting, and copies are available upon request.

Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act

The Millington Airport Authority complies with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which states, “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The State Department of Military provides benefits and services such as emergency management assistance, National Guard protection services and facility construction and maintenance, and disaster assistance following a major Presidential declaration. The federal assistance administered by the Military Department are pass through funds to local governments, other state agencies, and certain private non-profit organizations. Anyone who believes that an agency or local government receiving the federal funding mentioned above has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color or national origin has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.


Image of the Airport Fire Station with five trucks parked in front of it at the Memphis Millington Airport

The Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Department meets all the requirements of FAA Part 139 Index E, although it is published as an FAA Index A airport. The department has two 3,000 gallon ARFF vehicles and two 1,000 gallon vehicles. It is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with personnel fully trained in FAA regulations and first responder procedures.