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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):

  • 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 134 ARW, which is operationally gained by the Air Mobility Command, operates KC-135R Stratotankers for both air mobility and aerial refueling of military aircraft.
  • McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) has 2 runways.
  • In addition to being known as "McGhee Tyson Airport", another name for TYS is "McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base".
  • McGhee Tyson Airport handled 1,688,882 passengers last year.
  • In 2000 the last major project, improvements to the passenger terminal, was finished at a cost of $70 million.
  • The closest airport to McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is Gatlinburg–Pigeon Forge Airport (GKT), which is located 26 miles (42 kilometers) E of TYS.
  • This airport is in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which called it a primary commercial service airport since it has over 10,000 passenger boardings per year.Federal Aviation Administration records say the airport had 841,237 enplanements in 2011, an increase from 804,917 in 2010.
  • 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 View satellite image of Gatlinburg–Pigeon Forge Airport 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 View satellite image of Rockwood Municipal Airport 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 View satellite image of McMinn County Airport 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 View satellite image of Morristown Regional Airport 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 View satellite image of Greeneville-Greene County Municipal Airport 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 View satellite image of Asheville Regional Airport 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 View satellite image of Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport 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 View satellite image of London-Corbin Airport 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 View satellite image of Dalton Municipal Airport 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 View satellite image of Lake Cumberland Regional Airport 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 View satellite image of Toccoa Airport 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 View satellite image of Tri-Cities Regional Airport 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 View satellite image of Pickens County Airport 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 View satellite image of Oconee County Regional Airport 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 View satellite image of Marion County Airport 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 View satellite image of Margaret River Airport 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 View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport 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 View satellite image of Bunbury Airport 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 View satellite image of Manjimup Airport 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 View satellite image of Rottnest Airport 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 View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport 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 View satellite image of Jandakot Airport 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 View satellite image of Perth Airport 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 View satellite image of Geraldton Airport 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 View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport 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 View satellite image of Albany Airport 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 View satellite image of Katanning Airport 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 View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport 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 View satellite image of Mullewa Airport 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 View satellite image of Morawa Airport Set MWB as destination Airport Get more information about Morawa Airport