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TYS Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: TYS / KTYS
Airport Names:
  1. McGhee Tyson Airport
  2. McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
GPS Coordinates: 35°48'39"N by 83°59'38"W
Area Served: Knoxville, Tennessee
Operator/Owner: Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 981 feet (299 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS):

  • McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) has 2 runways.
  • The closest airport to McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is Gatlinburg–Pigeon Forge Airport (GKT), which is located 26 miles (42 kilometers) E of TYS.
  • McGhee Tyson Airport has two levels.
  • The MKAA, which has been in place since 1978, is a component unit of the City of Knoxville and is governed by a nine-member board of commissioners.
  • McGhee Tyson Airport handled 1,688,882 passengers last year.
  • In addition to being known as "McGhee Tyson Airport", another name for TYS is "McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base".
  • In 2000 the last major project, improvements to the passenger terminal, was finished at a cost of $70 million.
  • McGhee Tyson Airport is a public and military airport 12 miles south of Knoxville, in Alcoa, Blount County, Tennessee, United States.
  • The furthest airport from McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is Margaret River Airport (MGV), which is located 11,348 miles (18,263 kilometers) away in Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia.
  • The development of TYS helped the City of Alcoa diversify its economy and gain its economic independence from what is today Alcoa Inc., the world's third largest producer of aluminum.
  • Because of McGhee Tyson Airport's relatively low elevation of 981 feet, planes can take off or land at McGhee Tyson Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.

Map of Nearest Airports from McGhee Tyson Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from McGhee Tyson Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
126.26 miles (42.26 km) EGatlinburg–Pigeon Forge Airport (GKT)Sevierville, Tennessee, United StatesView Gatlinburg–Pigeon Forge Airport on a map Set GKT as destination Airport Get more information about Gatlinburg–Pigeon Forge Airport
239.71 miles (63.91 km) WNWRockwood Municipal Airport (RKW)Rockwood, Tennessee, United StatesView Rockwood Municipal Airport on a map Set RKW as destination Airport Get more information about Rockwood Municipal Airport
342.87 miles (69.00 km) SWMcMinn County Airport (MMI)Athens, Tennessee, United StatesView McMinn County Airport on a map Set MMI as destination Airport Get more information about McMinn County Airport
442.92 miles (69.08 km) NEMorristown Regional Airport (MOR)Morristown, Tennessee, United StatesView Morristown Regional Airport on a map Set MOR as destination Airport Get more information about Morristown Regional Airport
570.98 miles (114.24 km) ENEGreeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport (GCY)Greeneville, Tennessee, United StatesView Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport on a map Set GCY as destination Airport Get more information about Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport
685.58 miles (137.72 km) ESEAsheville Regional Airport (AVL)Fletcher, North Carolina, United StatesView Asheville Regional Airport on a map Set AVL as destination Airport Get more information about Asheville Regional Airport
786.69 miles (139.51 km) SWChattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA)Chattanooga, Tennessee, United StatesView Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport on a map Set CHA as destination Airport Get more information about Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
888.27 miles (142.06 km) NLondon-Corbin Airport (LOZ)London, Kentucky, United StatesView London-Corbin Airport on a map Set LOZ as destination Airport Get more information about London-Corbin Airport
989.98 miles (144.80 km) SSWDalton Municipal Airport (DNN)Dalton, Georgia, United StatesView Dalton Municipal Airport on a map Set DNN as destination Airport Get more information about Dalton Municipal Airport
1092.54 miles (148.93 km) NNWLake Cumberland Regional Airport (SME)Somerset, Kentucky, United StatesView Lake Cumberland Regional Airport on a map Set SME as destination Airport Get more information about Lake Cumberland Regional Airport
1192.93 miles (149.56 km) SSEToccoa Airport (TOC)Toccoa, Georgia, United StatesView Toccoa Airport on a map Set TOC as destination Airport Get more information about Toccoa Airport
1299.70 miles (160.45 km) ENETri-Cities Regional Airport (TRI)Blountville, Tennessee (Tri-Cities area), United StatesView Tri-Cities Regional Airport on a map Set TRI as destination Airport Get more information about Tri-Cities Regional Airport
13100.42 miles (161.60 km) SEPickens County Airport (LQK)Pickens, South Carolina, United StatesView Pickens County Airport on a map Set LQK as destination Airport Get more information about Pickens County Airport
14100.49 miles (161.72 km) SEOconee County Regional Airport (CEU)Clemson, South Carolina, United StatesView Oconee County Regional Airport on a map Set CEU as destination Airport Get more information about Oconee County Regional Airport
15103.51 miles (166.59 km) WSWMarion County Airport (APT)Jasper, Tennessee, United StatesView Marion County Airport on a map Set APT as destination Airport Get more information about Marion County Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from McGhee Tyson Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from McGhee Tyson Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,348.40 miles (18,263.43 km) WMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
211,327.90 miles (18,230.44 km) WBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
311,307.39 miles (18,197.44 km) WBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
411,294.81 miles (18,177.18 km) WManjimup Airport (MJP)Manjimup, Western Australia, AustraliaView Manjimup Airport on a map Set MJP as destination Airport Get more information about Manjimup Airport
511,288.39 miles (18,166.87 km) WRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
611,272.26 miles (18,140.89 km) WSWJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
711,271.40 miles (18,139.51 km) WJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
811,263.20 miles (18,126.32 km) WPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
911,244.58 miles (18,096.34 km) WSWGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
1011,229.30 miles (18,071.77 km) WSWKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
1111,209.59 miles (18,040.04 km) WAlbany Airport (ALH)Albany, Western Australia, AustraliaView Albany Airport on a map Set ALH as destination Airport Get more information about Albany Airport
1211,201.78 miles (18,027.48 km) WKatanning Airport (KNI)Katanning, Western Australia, AustraliaView Katanning Airport on a map Set KNI as destination Airport Get more information about Katanning Airport
1311,192.65 miles (18,012.78 km) WSWShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
1411,190.80 miles (18,009.79 km) WSWMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport
1511,187.23 miles (18,004.05 km) WSWMorawa Airport (MWB)Morawa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Morawa Airport on a map Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport