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

Allegiant Plans Aircraft Base in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (June 20, 2018) – State and local officials joined executives from Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) today as the company announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee. As part of Allegiant’s growth plans in Tennessee, the company plans to create up to 66 new, high-wage jobs in the area. “Over the past … Read More

Airport Authority Wins Financial Reporting Award for 25th Consecutive Year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – 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 2017 fiscal year. This year marks the twenty-fifth year in a row that the MKAA has received … Read More