McGhee Tyson Airport’s Runway 5L-23R is Officially Open for Operational Use

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – After more than a decade of planning and construction, Runway5L-23R is now open for air traffic, making McGhee Tyson Airport a two-runway airport once again. “The opening of this new runway is a significant accomplishment for our airport system and allows us to build upon our $2.1 billion economic impact to the community as well,” said Patrick … Read More

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 South Carolina 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 … 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