Tennessee International and Major Airports

Major Airports Code  
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport CHA

McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS), Knoxville, Tennessee

Knoxville Airport TYS
Memphis International Airport MEM
Nashville International Airport BNA
Tri-Cities Regional Airport TRI
   
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Major airports within the Tennessee are Memphis International Airport, Nashville International Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.

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    Memphis International Airport

    Memphis International Airport
    Memphis International Airport
    Memphis International Airport (MEM) is a civil-military airport located seven miles southeast of downtown Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee. It is situated just 9 miles from downtown Memphis, MEM handles over 140,000 travelers each month. Air Canada, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, Southwest, United, and Vacation Express all operate flights to and from the Memphis airport.

    Because Memphis International Airport is the major hub for FedEx Corporation, it is the world's largest air cargo operation.  - List of US Airlines

    Memphis International Airport includes 3,900 acres and there are four paved runways:

    • Runway 18C/36C is 11,120 × 150 feet. Concrete
    • Runway 18L/36R is 9,000 × 150 feet. Concrete
    • Runway 18R/36L is 9,320 × 150 feet Concrete
    • Runway 9/27 is 8,946 × 150 feet Concrete.

    Nashville International Airport

    Nashville International Airport
    Nashville International Airport Photo by DTKJ Associates
    Nashville International Airport (BNA) is a joint public and military use airport in the southeastern section of Nashville. Established in 1937, its original name was Berry Field, from which its ICAO and IATA identifiers are derived.

    The busiest of Tennessee's airports Nashville International Airport has 16 airlines handling 520 daily incoming and departing flights for over 14 million passengers each year. When Nashville added British Airways nonstop flight to London in May of 2018, it became an international airport again after more than 20 years.

    There are 26 different dining facilities and 22 retailers. in the airport with award-winning concessions program providing an opportunity for guests to taste and experience Nashville while at the airport. Music City favorites include Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Yazoo Brewery, Nashville Delicatessen and Tennessee Brew Works just to name a few. The program focuses on creating a travel experience that reflects Music City's diverse and hospitable spirit.  - List of US Airlines

    McGhee Tyson Airport (just outside of Knoxville)

    McGhee Tyson Airport
    McGhee Tyson Airport
    McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is a public and military airport located 12 miles south of Knoxville, in Alcoa, Blount County, Tennessee. It is named for United States Navy pilot Charles McGhee Tyson, lost on patrol in World War I  Situated just outside of Knoxville in Blount County, TYS serves the Knoxville metro area from its airport about 12 miles south of Knoxville in the town of Alcoa.

    McGhee Tyson Airport includes 2,250 acres at an elevation of 979 feet above mean sea level. There are two parallel runways:

    • Runway 5L/23R is 6,005 by 150 feet and being extended to 10,000 feet as of 2017, concrete
    • Runway 5R/23L is 9,000 by 150 feet, asphalt

    Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, and United operate flights year-round, with Frontier Airlines adding seasonal routes during the summer. There are 130 daily flights, whit about 20 are nonstop, the airport handles nearly 2 million passengers a year.

    Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport

    Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
    Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Photo by Chattanooga Times Free Press
    Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA), also called Lovell Field, is a public airport situated five miles east of the central business district of Chattanooga, a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee. The airport is owned and operated by the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority. It is a Class C airport serviced by Chattanooga Approach.

    You can obtain  a nonstop flight from this small airport to nine destinations in the eastern U.S.

    Lovell Field includes an area of 950 acres and features two asphalt paved runways:

    • Runway 2/20 is 7,400 x 150 feet.
    • Runway 15/33 is 5,575 x 150 feet.

    Tri-Cities Regional Airport

    Tri-Cities Regional Airport
    Tri-Cities Regional Airport Photo by WCYB
    Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) (also called Tri-Cities Airport, TN/VA), is located in Blountville, Tennessee and serves the Tri-Cities area (Bristol, Johnson City, Kingsport) of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The airport is governed by the Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) whose members are appointed by the cities of Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol (TN), Bristol (VA) and both Washington County (TN) and Sullivan County (TN).

    TRI is three miles off Interstate 81 at exit 63 in Blountville, serving several counties in northeastern Tennessee, southwestern Virginia, western North Carolina, and southeastern Kentucky.

    Tri-Cities Airport provides nonstop service to four hubs, so with just one connection, you can travel to many places all through the U.S. and even around the world from this small airport.

    McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport (MKL), in Jackson

    McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport
    McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport
    McKellar–Sipes Regional Airport (MKL) is a public use airport located four nautical miles west of the central business district of Jackson, Tennessee. The airport is owned by the city and county. The airport is mostly used for general aviation, and is served by one commercial airline, Air Choice One, subsidized by the Essential Air Service program  - List of US Airlines

    McKellar–Sipes Regional Airport features 807 acres at an elevation of 434 feet above mean sea level. There are two asphalt paved runways:

    • Runway 2/20 is 6,006 by 150 feet.
    • Runway 11/29 is 3,538 by 100 feet.

    Other Important Tennesse Airports

    Jackson, Smyrna, John C. Tune Airport-Nashville, Millington, Columbia / Mt. Pleasant, Portland

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