Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
Facilities and Services
(Knoxville, Tennessee - TN, USA)
Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is the main transportation access point to Knoxville and the east Tennessee region and it serves more than 1.5 million passengers each year, most of who are tourists.
The terminal has two levels, with Arrivals situated on Level 1 and Departures on Level 2.
Knoxville McGhee Tyson is very modern and it has a wide range of facilities and amenities to make visitors feel at home. The terminal has business and conference facilities, Wi-Fi Internet access, ATM machines, great gift shopping, an excellent selection of eateries and extensive disabled facilities.
Airport Information Desks
Tel: +1 865 342 3000
Knoxville Washington International (TYS) is small, compact and easy to get around and has Arrivals, Baggage Claim and Ticketing all located on the first floor, with the second floor reserved for Departures. The first floor also has a bank, tourist information desk, ATM machine, travel agent and car rental agency booths, while the second floor houses most of the restaurants, cafés, bars, the business center and VIP lounges. Information, security and medical staff at Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport are consistently given praise for their helpfulness. Some useful numbers include:
Airport Main Switchboard - +1 865 342 3000
Airport Lost and Found - +1 865 342 3000
Airport Police - +1 865 342 3000
Tourist Information Desk - +1 865 342 3000
Shopping Information - +1 865 342 3000
Paging - +1 865 342 3000
Airport Shuttle - +1 865 342 3000
Parking Information - +1 865 970 2749
Airport Restaurants - +1 865 342 3000
Shops, Duty-Free and Retail Outlets
Shoppers will be a little disappointed with the offerings at McGhee Tyson. There is a small but quality gift shop selling souvenirs and local goods, while a newsagent has a wide range of print media. As TYS is a domestic airport, there is no duty-free shopping.
Bars, Cafés and Restaurants
Unlike its shopping, TYS has a great range of restaurants, cafés and bars serving quality local (grills) cuisine. Most of the eateries and drinking establishments are located on the second floor in Departures.
Currency Exchange, Communications and Banking Facilities
There are no currency exchange or bank facilities but a few ATM machines are spread around the terminal, mostly on the second floor. The business center can arrange overnight courier services.
Business and Conference Facilities
TYS has a wide range of business and conference facilities. The business center located on the second floor of the terminal has photocopiers, facsimile machines, computers and printers, while the onsite Hilton Knoxville Airport hotel has unsurpassed conference facilities with state-of-the-art equipment and great catering services. Additionally, the airline VIP lounges on the second floor of the terminal offer more business and conference options.
Knoxville McGhee Tyson (TYS) fully complies with ADA standards. There is plenty of convenient handicapped persons' parking located near to the terminal and accessed via walkways with ramps and railings. Inside the terminal there are ramps, elevators, modified telephones and special toilets to cater to the needs of all disabled visitors. Wheelchairs and assistance can also be arranged through the airport information desk.