Chattanooga Airport Updates 2021

Rendering of the planned terminal expansion at the Chattanooga airport | Rendering via WRCB

Those who know the Chattanooga Airport, love the Chattanooga Airport. ❤️

10 minutes to get through security? A quick + easy terminal to get to? Nonstop flights to most major US hubs? It’s the thing of dreams, and with the Labor Day weekend approaching, we thought it’d be the perfect time to break down all of the updates going on at Airport Road.

The Chattanooga Airport’s recently-opened $25-million parking garage | Photo via

✈️ Recent updates

Parking garage | The Chattanooga airport’s most recent update is the completion of a $25-million parking garage that accommodates an additional 1,300 vehicles, rental car space + covered parking. 

Cell phone lot | Another recently-opened airport amenity is the new cell phone lot for people awaiting a phone call or text to pick up their flyer.

Art exhibit | The airport’s first art installation, “Into the Blue: Abstraction in the Airport,” opened earlier this month showcasing 10 different artists’ works.

✈️ Plans

The airport currently has plans for the largest passenger terminal expansion the airport has seen in 30 years, as part of a 20-year master plan. The expansion plans include:

  • Adding 26,000 sqft + renovating up to 14,000 sqft of the terminal
  • 3 new gates for passenger loading onto aircraft 
  • A third security checkpoint for passengers entering the concourse + a separate lane for pre-check fliers
  • A new restaurant, updated restrooms, a café + a gift shop in the concourse past the checkpoint
  • 2-4 additional gates, and a possible fourth security checkpoint lane, as part of Phase 2 of the expansion

✈️ Nonstop flights

Atlanta, GA | Delta | daily departures

Charlotte, NC | American | daily departures 

Chicago, IL | United | daily departures

Dallas, TX | American | daily departures

Houston, TX | United | daily departures through Oct. 1

Detroit, MI | Delta | daily departures

New York, NY | Departures currently paused

Orlando, FL | Allegiant | 2 weekly departures, schedule changes seasonally

Tampa, FL | Allegiant | 2 weekly departures, schedule changes seasonally

Washington, DC | American | Departs Monday-Saturday