American Airlines Adds Nonstop Flights to New York City’s La Guardia Airport

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (October 9, 2018)– The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA) is pleased to announce that American Eagle, a regional partner of American Airlines, is beginning nonstop service between McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) and New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) on February 14, 2019.

The service will be offered twice daily, and all flights will be flown on Embraer 175 jets with first class and coach seating available. Below is the daily flight schedule:

“The schedule and frequency of this flight provide business and leisure travelers additional options when flying to the New York metropolitan area, which is the most-traveled destination from McGhee Tyson Airport.” said Eddie Mannis, Chairman of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority’s Board of Commissioners.  “By adding these New York flights beginning in February of 2019 and nonstop flights to Miami starting in December, American Airlines has shown a substantial commitment to our market and the travelers of East Tennessee.”

Flights are now available for purchase. To book a nonstop flight to New York City, visit To view the full list of McGhee Tyson Airport’s 22 nonstop destinations, visit



The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority owns and operates both McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) and Downtown Island Airport.