Introducing New Economy Lot C

On February 5, 2024, McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) will close a portion of its Long-Term Parking lot to begin work on its Parking Garage Expansion Project. Limited garage parking will still be available in the Long-Term Lot, and guests will still have full access to the Short-Term Lot.  The Parking Garage Expansion Project is the first of many construction projects … Read More

New Exit System Installed at TYS

The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA) recently upgraded the concourse exit by replacing the revolving door with a new twin tunnel exit lane system in order to meet existing and future passenger throughput while maintaining required security capabilities and existing staffing levels. At peak travel times, the revolving door would cause a significant delay and slow down travelers’ ability to … Read More

Airport Parking Rates Increasing July 1, 2023

In order to keep up with current demand and anticipated growth, the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA) recently built a third Economy Lot for overflow parking and is in the planning phase of a parking garage expansion project. Because of this, new parking rates to assist in upgrading your airport parking facilities. Please note: additional transportation options are available to … Read More

TSA Installing CT Technology at TYS

According to a press release from the TSA distributed on January 24, 2023, “The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is expanding its use of state of the art, computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanners at security checkpoints nationwide, and brand new units are heading to McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in the coming weeks. The new CT scanners, used to screen travelers’ carry-on … Read More

TDOT Traffic Alert

 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (October 6, 2020) — According to TDOT: Motorists traveling in Blount County should be aware of an upcoming traffic shift on Alcoa Highway near McGhee Tyson Airport. On Sunday, October 11, the contractor will begin the deck pour for the new Hunt Road overpass near McGhee-Tyson Airport.  Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Hunt Road, then to Louisville … Read More

Airport Authority Wins Financial Reporting Award

 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 14 2020) — 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 2019 fiscal year. The CAFR has been judged by an impartial panel to meet … Read More

MKAA President Elected to National AAAE Board of Directors

Patrick Wilson, A.A.E., President of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA), was appointed to the 2020-2021 Board of Directors for the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) during the organization’s Annual Membership Meeting, which was held virtually on Friday, June 26, 2020. AAAE is the world’s largest professional organization representing individuals who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. … Read More