Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport is the premier air facility serving East Tennessee. It is both a public and military airport that is located 12 miles south of downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The airport was named for United States Navy pilot Charles McGhee Tyson, who was lost on patrol in World War I.
What airlines fly in and out of McGhee Tyson Airport?
Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines (seasonal), and United Airlines.
McGhee Tyson Airport is one of the most convenient and accessible regional airports in the nation and boasts 120 daily flights from more than 20 nonstop destinations. Short term and long term parking are also available as well as car rental and area hotels nearby.
Non-stop Direct Flights include:
Chicago – O’Hare
Dallas – Fort Worth
Destin/ Ft.Walton Beach
Minneapolis – St. Paul
New York – LaGuardia
Orlando – Sanford
St. Petersburg Tampa Bay
Washington D.C. – Dulles
Washington D.C. – National
West Palm Beach
What time does TSA open at McGhee Tyson?
The terminal building is open 24/7, so there is always access to the facilities. The security checkpoint and airline ticket counters open approximately two hours before the first departure of the day.