2019 Marks Busiest Year in McGhee Tyson Airport’s 82-Year History

KNOXVILLE (February 5, 2020)  —The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA) is excited to announce that a record number of passengers traveled through McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in 2019, making it the busiest year in the airport’s 82-year history. With the addition of five destinations and the upgrade of numerous aircraft fleet operating in the market, TYS grew by 15.8% over … Read More

One of the Single Largest Air Service Announcements in TYS History

KNOXVILLE (January 14, 2020)  — McGhee Tyson Airport is celebrating an air service milestone today with the announcement of five new seasonal destinations on Allegiant Air, making it one of the airport’s single largest air service announcements in its 83-year history.  With flights to popular destinations like Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston and Myrtle Beach, East Tennessee travelers will have the … Read More

Airport to Host TSA PreCheck Pop Up Enrollment Event

KNOXVILLE (September 16, 2019)  — McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) invites community members and passengers to enroll in the popular TSA Pre✓® expedited screening program. This temporary enrollment event will take place at TYS from September 23, 2019 thru October 4, 2019, Monday-Friday only. TSA Pre✓® is an expedited screening program that enables identified low-risk air travelers to enjoy a smart and … Read More

Airport Authority Wins Financial Reporting Award

KNOXVILLE (May 29, 2019)  —The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA) has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the 2018 fiscal year. This year marks the twenty-sixth year in a row that the MKAA has received … Read More

Allegiant Launches New Nonstops from 2 Cities to Knoxville

KNOXVILLE (May 17, 2019)  — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) this week begins two new nonstop routes to Denver and Pittsburgh from Knoxville, Tennessee. To celebrate, the company is offering round-trip fares on the new routes as low as $44 each way.* “We’re excited to grow yet again in one of our newest bases of operations,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of … Read More

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to Pittsburgh

KNOXVILLE (February 12, 2019)-  Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces a new nonstop routes to Knoxville, Tennessee from Pittsburgh via Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) beginning May 17, 2019 To celebrate, the company is offering fares on the new route as low as $49* each way. “We’re excited to grow again in the Knoxville area,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning … Read More

ACI-NA Recognizes the Winners of the Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, & Customer Service Awards

OTTAWA (November 21, 2018) – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) announced the recipients of the 2018 Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Awards on November 15, 2018, at an award gala during the 2018 Marketing and Communications Conference in Ottawa, ON.  Hollywood Burbank Airport received the 2018 Peggy G. Hereford Award recipient as the airport with the most … Read More

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 … Read More

Wilson Named New President of the MKAA

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (August 31, 2018)– The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority’s (MKAA) Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to hire Patrick Wilson,

McGhee Tyson Airport Breaks All-Time Monthly Passenger Record

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2018)– McGhee Tyson Airport set an all-time record for monthly passenger traffic when it reported 202,122 passengers in May 2018.  With a 13% increase in passenger numbers over May 2017, this marks the airport’s 25th consecutive month of growth. “Our current economy has allowed both legacy and low-fare airlines to increase aircraft capacity, which has given … Read More