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Mcghee Tyson airport

Read to discover Mcghee Tyson Airport, the facilities and services it has on offer, the top destinations to fly to from the airport and with which airlines you can do this with.

About Mcghee Tyson Airport

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Mcghee Tyson Airport (IATA: TYS) is a public and military airport that serves around 2 million passengers each year. The airport opened in 1937 and serves cities within the United States. The airport has an area of 2,250 acres and owns two runways.

The airport is the focus city for Allegiant Air who operated flights for 417,000 passengers from May 2018 to April 2019.

Mcghee Tyson Airport Location

The airport is located 12 miles (13.2 km) south of Knoxville, in Blount County, Tennessee:


Mcghee Tyson Airport offers facilities and services to provide its travellers' comfort and ease. In total, the airport has 12 gates as well as shops and restaurants the airport terminal.

Facilities Include:

A wide selection of dining and shopping locations are available from popular restaurants, cafes and luxury and designer shops.

Free WiFi Accessibility

Mobile Charging




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Mcghee Tyson Airport currently has two runways.

Direction Length (ft) Length (m) Surface
5L/23R 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
5R/23L 9,000 2,743 Asphalt


Main Terminal

McGhee Tyson Airport has two levels. The top-level can be accessed through the drop-off and the parking garage. It also has ticket counters, security, gates, restaurants and shops. It's designed as a Smoky Mountain theme with faux waterfalls and wood carvings of bears. The bottom level is used for two baggage claims, car rental counters, airline and airport offices.

Airlines that fly to Mcghee Tyson Airport

The following table has all of the airlines that fly passenger services from Mcghee Tyson Airport:

Allegiant Air American Airlines American Eagle
Delta Air Lines Delta Connection Frontier Airlines
United Express

The Most Popular Domestic Destinations

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Atlanta, Georgia 239,310 Delta
2 Charlotte, North Carolina 115,830 American
3 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 102,470 American, United
4 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 78,040 American
5 Orlando–Sanford, Florida 63,090 Allegiant
6 Detroit, Michigan 57,030 Delta
7 Denver, Colorado 55,470 Frontier, United
8 Houston–Intercontinental, Texas 46,590 United
9 Newark, New Jersey 43,450 Allegiant, United
10 St. Petersburg, Florida 42,500 Allegiant

The most popular destinations from May 2018 - April 2019. Statistics from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs and The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) and U.S. Department of Transportation.

How to get to Mcghee Tyson Airport

By Road

There is a wide range of taxi firms that offer taxicab services at Mcghee Tyson Airport. If you need a taxi, you'll need to follow signs to the ground transportation area. It takes only 17 minutes to the Knoxville City centre by taxi. There are drop-off and pick-up areas at the terminal.

By Rental Car

You can rent from a wide selection of cars from car hire companies based at Mcghee Tyson Airport. Many companies offer these services such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.