As Delta prepares to renegotiate its lease with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Memphis, Tenn., is actively promoting itself as the logical alternative. "The [Memphis] airport is in constant contact with Delta, and they are very well aware of what we offer," says John Moore, CEO of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce. Delta currently pays $5 per enplaned passenger in Atlanta, but the airline fears that price could double. Because Memphis charges $5.91 per boarded passenger, Delta could save up to $100 million a year by shifting 10 million passengers to his city, Moore claims.
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