William Marrison, President
P.O. Box 15600
Knoxville, TN 37901
FAX - 865-342-3050
The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA) operates two
airports serving Knoxville and East Tennessee. A nine-member board of
commissioners governs the MKAA. The board is appointed by the mayor and
confirmed by City Council.
McGhee Tyson Airport is the premier airport in East Tennessee, a
facility with more than 2,000 acres that serves the commercial airline
industry, air cargo, military aviation and general aviation. It is
located on Alcoa Highway (State Highway 129), 12 miles south of downtown
MKAA also operates the Downtown Island Airport, a 150 acre general
aviation facility less than three miles from downtown Knoxville. It is
home to more than 100 private and corporate aircraft.
McGhee Tyson is served by these Airlines:
American Eagle Airlines
Delta Air Lines & Delta Connection
US Airways Express
These airlines connect passengers with service to 21 destinations across the nation on more than 140 flights daily.
Air cargo is an important part of the aviation picture at McGhee
Tyson. More than 35,000 tons of airfreight annually pass through
its cargo facilities.