McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is a public airport serving the Knoxville metropolitan area near Alcoa, Blount County, Tennessee, USA. TYS provides a variety of flight services, such as commercial and general aviation. Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines all fly into and out of the airport. These airlines offer nonstop flights to a variety of cities in the United States, including Orlando, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, and Atlanta.
TYS offers a variety of ground transportation alternatives, including rental vehicles, taxis, and shuttle services. The airport is around 12 miles south of downtown Knoxville, and the travel to the city centre takes about 20-30 minutes. The airport has various vehicle rental firms, including Alamo, Avis, Budget, and Enterprise.
Travellers can dine at TYS, which offers a full-service restaurant and bar, multiple coffee shops and grab-and-go convenience stores. The Tailwind restaurant and bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and serves a variety of American food. Coffee shops, such as Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, serve a wide range of coffee, tea, and baked products.
Allegiant Air: Provides direct flights to various Florida vacation spots, including Orlando, St. Pete/Clearwater, and Sarasota.
American Airlines: Provides nonstop service to a number of important destinations, including Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Philadelphia.
Delta Air Lines: Provides nonstop service to a number of important cities, including Atlanta, Detroit, and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Frontier Airlines: Provides nonstop service to a number of major locations, including Chicago O'Hare, Denver, and Orlando.
United Airlines: Provides nonstop service to a number of important locations, including Chicago O'Hare, Denver, Houston, and Washington Dulles.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Located approximately an hour's drive south of the airport, this national park is one of the most visited in the country. Hiking, biking, and driving through the park's magnificent mountains, valleys, and waterfalls are all options for visitors.
Market Square: Market Square is a pedestrian-friendly district in downtown Knoxville, just a 20-minute drive from the airport. It features shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Visitors can shop at local boutiques, listen to live music, and try the city's famed BBQ.
Knoxville Museum of Art: Located in downtown Knoxville, this art museum houses a collection of American and local art as well as rotating exhibits. The event is free to attend.
Dollywood: Dollywood is a theme park owned by country music superstar Dolly Parton and is located approximately an hour's drive east of the airport in Pigeon Forge. There are roller coasters, live entertainment, and a water park in the park.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Located about 30 minutes west of the airport, this national laboratory is well-known for its efforts in science and technology. Visitors can learn about the lab's research by taking a guided tour.
Several airlines service McGhee Tyson Airport, including Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines.
McGhee Tyson Airport is in Alcoa, Tennessee, which is a Knoxville neighbourhood.
The airport is named after two people: Charles McGhee, a well-known Knoxville businessman, and aviator, and Brigadier General Lawrence Tyson, a World War I flying ace and Knoxville native.
The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority owns McGhee Tyson Airport and is responsible for operating the airport and encouraging economic growth in the region.
Tennessee is served by a variety of airlines, including major carriers such as American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines, as well as low-cost carriers such as Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines.