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McGhee Tyson Airport

McGhee Tyson Airport, 2008
Airport information
 Location of the McGhee Tyson Airport
Airport typePublic
OwnerMetropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
ServesKnoxville, Tennessee
LocationAlcoa, Tennessee
Elevation299 m (981 ft)
Aircraft operations107010
Based aircraft173

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McGhee Tyson Airport is a joint civil-military public airport serving the Knoxville metropolitan area and located approximately 10 miles (16 km) south of the central business district of Knoxville, in Alcoa, Blount County, Tennessee, United States. It is owned by the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority. Commercial service is provided by several major airlines and connection carriers.

The airport is named for United States Navy pilot Charles McGhee Tyson, lost on patrol in World War I.

The airport also serves as the home of McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, an air base for the 134th Air Refueling Wing (134 ARW) of the Tennessee Air National Guard.

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