Knoxville is recognized as the third-largest city in the United States which is located in the state of Tennessee. Furthermore, it is also actually recognized as the largest city in East Tennessee. Based on the census in the year 2000, the total population of this city is actually about 173, 890 and in the year 2007 census it showed that the total population is about 183,546.
The McGhee Tyson Airport Knoxville TN which is known to serve all of East Tennessee. This Knoxville TN airport is recognized to be operated by the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority. In August 2009, it was recognized that this airport was able to accommodate a total number of 145,443 passengers, with a total of 9,131 operations which include those from the different air carrier operations, air taxi operations, general aviation operations, and military operations. The Knoxville International Airport is affiliated with the following airlines: Airtran, Allegiant, American Airlines – American Eagle, Continental Airlines, Delta, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines, as well as US Airways. The airport system provides a real-time status of the different flight which are arriving through this link and the different flights which are departing through this link.
As for the tourism information, you can be able to reach the different chambers & convention and visitor bureaus which include the following: the Blount County Chamber of Commerce, the Farragut Chamber of Commerce, the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce, the Gatlinburg Department of Tourism and Convention Center, the Great Smoky Mountain Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Knoxville Chamber, the Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corp, the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, and the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce ad Convention and Visitors Bureau. Furthermore, in order for travelers who do not have any place to stay when they visit Knoxville, they can actually take advantage of the different hotels which are within the airport vicinity. Knoxville airport hotels include the following:
Candlewood Suites- $98.99 to $123.99
Country Inn and Suites - $71.10 to $89.00
Days Inn - $55.10
Fairfield Inn – $84.00 to $94.00
Hilton Knoxville Airport – $119.95 to $169.95
MainStay Suites – $89.99- $119.99
Super 8 Inn and Suites - $39.00 to $79.95
Comfort Suites Airport - $84.95 to $119.95
Courtyard by Marriott Knoxville Airport Alcoa - $84.00 to $94.00
Family Inns of America - $49.77
Hampton Inn Knoxville Airport - $89.00 to $129.00
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites - $75.99 to $109.99
Jameson Inn - $79.99
The Knoxville airport address is McGhee Tyson Aiport, 2055 Alcoa Highway, Alcoa, TN 33701. Its airport code is TYS. Furthermore, the airport is actually able to offer different parking rates be it in long term, short term, as well as economy parking; but the airport actually offers the first 30 minutes as free. For the economy lot, charges are $1.00 every 30 minutes or a maximum of $8.00 per day; for long term parking, charges are $1.00 every 30 minutes or a maximum of $10.00 per day; and for short term, charges are $1.00 for every 30 minutes or a maximum of $18.00 per day. As for the different oversized vehicles, the parking garage ceiling for the clearance level in the Short Term parking lot is said to be seven feet and two inches; as for the long term parking lot, the clearance level is said to be seven feet and ten inches.
There are also taxis, limousines, as well as buses that provide transfer services to and from the airport. For the different charter services, the following companies offer their transfer services: Affairs of Style, Chariots of Hire, Executive Sedan and Limo, Mays Bus Line, Premier Transportation, Rocky Top, and Twin Lakes Limo. As for the taxi services, the following companies are recognized to offer their transfer services: A-1/ Cloud 9, A Relaxi Taxi, A-Plus Taxi, A&B Ground Transportation, Benchmark Taxi, Connections Taxi, Discount Taxi, Freedom Taxi, Gold Cab, Odyssey Airport Taxi, Overland Taxi, Selig Transportation, Tennessee Taxi Service, and International Taxi/ Internet Taxi. Furthermore, car rental in Knoxville airport is also available. There are many different car rental agencies which are affiliated with the airport; agencies include the following: Alamo- $25.00 and above, Avis- $33.99 and above, Budget- $25.64 and above, Enterprise- $24.33 and above, Hertz- $80.62 and above, National Car Rental- $29.99 and above, and Thrifty- $24.90 and above. Car rental fees vary depending the time of arrival, duration of use, as well as car model and type.
And of course, restaurants are also very important components of an airport because passengers are sure to become hungry once they arrive or before they take off. Restaurants near the airport include the following:
Lees Famous Recipe
Ming Tree Chinese Restaurant
This is just a partial list of all the available restaurants within or near the vicinity of the airport.