McGhee Tyson braces for winter weather, offer tips to stay up-to-date

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A the threat of snow descends upon East Tennessee on Thursday, the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority has activated its winter weather plan for McGhee Tyson Airport.

The MKAA said airport staff will be constantly monitoring weather conditions and working with the airlines to keep the airport open and flights on time.

The Authority recommends passengers use the following methods to keep an eye on their flights.

1. Contact the 800 number of the airline you are traveling with. For a list of airline telephone numbers, visit

2. Visit the airport’s website,, or the website of the airline that you are traveling with.

3. For iPhone users, download the airport’s FREE app through iTunes or your App Store on your mobile device CLICK HERE for APP.