New Leadership Assumes Role for the MKAA’s Board of Commissioners

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – During a Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA) Board of Commissioners’ meeting held on January 20, 2021, Brian Simmons, President and Founder of Simmons Property Group, LLC, assumed his role as the board’s new chairman.  Simmons supersedes State Representative Eddie Mannis who will remain on the board as a commissioner. Jeff Smith, Executive Vice President for Operations for … Read More

Allegiant Announced Rescheduled Nonstop Service to Myrtle Beach

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee. Jan. 12, 2021 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces a rescheduled nonstop route to Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) in Florida from McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Tennessee beginning June 2, 2021. The route, originally scheduled to start service in 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To celebrate the new launch date, the company is offering one-way fares on the … Read More

NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE METROPOLITAN KNOXVILLE AIRPORT AUTHORITY

The Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4:00 p.m. on April 21, 2021. The Finance, Personnel, and Insurance Committee will meet at 2:45 p.m. followed by a Capital Improvements Committee meeting at 3:45 p.m. both prior to the Board meeting. These meetings will be held electronically, and no physical location … Read More

NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC WORKSHOP MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE METROPOLITAN KNOXVILLE AIRPORT AUTHORITY

The Board of Commissioners of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority will hold a Strategic Plan Workshop from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon on February 26, 2021. This meeting will be held electronically, and no physical location of the meeting will exist.  In accordance with Governor Lee’s Executive Order No. 16, as extended by Executive Order No. 34, No. 51, No. … Read More

Allegiant Begins New Nonstop Service to Boston

 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2020) — Allegiant begins service today from McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) in Massachusetts. Since beginning service nearly 14 years ago, Allegiant opened the door for travelers to experience The Great Smoky Mountains. By establishing TYS as an aircraft base in 2018, Allegiant afforded even more flexibility for nonstop travel options … Read More

TYS-Inspired Virtual Backgrounds

Missing air travel and dreaming of your next trip through McGhee Tyson Airport? Until we see you again, use these custom, virtual backgrounds for your next Zoom meeting. How It Works on Zoom: Right click on any of the images below and choose “Save Image As” to save it to your computer. Open Zoom, click on preferences, and select “Virtual … Read More