McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)

McGhee Tyson Airport

Nestled amidst the rolling hills and verdant landscapes of East Tennessee, McGhee Tyson International Airport (TYS) stands as a vibrant gateway to the region’s rich cultural tapestry and natural wonders. Named after a World War I aviation hero, TYS serves as the primary airport for Knoxville, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas.

General Information about McGhee Tyson Airport

The following table is an overview of TYS Airport indicated below:

AirportMcGhee Tyson Airport
Airport TypePublic
McGhee Tyson Airport CodeTYS
McGhee Tyson Airport Terminals2
Opened in year 1937
ServesKnoxville, Tennessee
Hub forTennessee Airways
OwnerMetropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
McGhee Tyson Airport Runways2
McGhee Tyson Airport Coordinates35°48′40″N 083°59′38″W
McGhee Tyson Airport Address2055 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701
Official Phone Number(865) 342-3000
Official Website
Elevation979 ft / 298 m

McGhee Tyson Airport Code

McGhee Tyson Airport code is TYS. This three-letter IATA code has been derived from the name of the airport itself. 


McGhee Tyson Airport Map

The McGhee Tyson Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

McGhee Tyson International Airport Runways (TYS)

McGhee Tyson Airport features two state-of-the-art runways: 

NameLength in (Ft)Length in (Mtr)Surface

McGhee Tyson Airport Terminal TYS

TYS consists of two terminals equipped to handle both domestic and international flights:

Terminal A: This terminal serves as the primary hub for domestic operations, accommodating most major airlines. It features a spacious main concourse, ample seating areas, and a variety of dining and retail options.

Terminal B: This terminal primarily handles international flights, offering dedicated customs and immigration facilities. It also houses a few domestic airlines and provides additional passenger amenities.

Nearest Airports to McGhee Tyson Airport

Some of the closest airports to TYS Airport are:

  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) – 66 miles (106 km)
  • Tri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI) – 103 miles (166 km)
  • Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) – 119 miles (192 km)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) – 199 miles (320 km)
  • Nashville International Airport (BNA) – 202 miles (325 km)

Airlines Operating from TYS International Airport

The following airlines operate from McGhee Tyson Airport:

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

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