Knoxville Airport Information

McGhee Tyson Airport (IATA: TYS) is a joint civil-military public airport serving the Knoxville metropolitan area and located approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of the central business district of Knoxville, in Alcoa, Blount County, Tennessee, United States. Commercial service is provided by several major airlines and connection carriers.

The airport is named for United States Navy pilot Charles McGhee Tyson, lost on patrol in World War I.

McGhee Tyson Airport has two levels. The top level is accessed via the curbside drop off and the parking garage. The top level is used for ticket counters, security, gates, restaurants, and shops. The bottom level is used for car rental counters, two baggage claims, and airline offices.

Here are some of the major Airlines that service McGhee Tyson Airport:

  • AirTran Airways
  • Allegiant Air
  • American Eagle
  • Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines
  • Delta Connection operated by Chautauqua Airlines
  • Delta Connection operated by Comair
  • Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines
  • Delta Connection operated by Shuttle America
  • United Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines
  • United Express operated by Mesa Airlines
  • United Express operated by SkyWest Airlines
  • United Express operated by Trans States Airlines
  • US Airways Express operated by Piedmont Airlines
  • US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines

This information was source by Wikipedia at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGhee_Tyson_Airport