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

Travel Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), the safety and well-being of our passengers, guests, employees and tenants continues to be our highest priority. When preparing for your next visit to the airport, please use the following information to assist you: PREPARING FOR YOUR FLIGHT – When preparing for your flight, consider the following information: Federal law requires wearing a mask at … Read More

TYS Opens a New Lactation Station for Nursing Mothers: A Mamava Pod

KNOXVILLE (February 7, 2020)  —The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA) is pleased to offer an additional amenity to East Tennessee travelers, more specifically to traveling nursing mothers. Located past the TSA Security Checkpoint across from the food concession area, the MKAA has installed a Mamava Pod. This private pod offers an area for mothers to breastfeed or pump in a … Read More

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