A message from the President:
Chattanooga has a wonderful story of economic growth. Since 2010 we have seen a boom in big business with regular announcements about expansions and new companies investing in this region. Tourism is steadily rising as visitors are drawn to the many great attractions, the history and the beautiful scenery in the region. Entrepreneurs are establishing new firms in the city because of the EPB 'Gig' internet speed, the fastest internet in the nation.
As our city grows, so does our airport, and in 2014 we had a record year with a total of 352,459 customers getting on board in Chattanooga. This is a significant increase over our highest historical total of just over 311,000 in 1993.
As I often say, I truly believe the airport exists to serve our community. We have made many improvements over the last couple of years, including a complete $7.2 million terminal renovation, new concessions including a restaurant and bar both pre and post-security, upgraded WiFi to give all of our customers access to the Gig for free, and opened the EPB Landing Pad, a lounge that allows you to take full advantage of the Gig and recharge your electronics at the same time.
This year we will continue to focus on improving the customer experience with expanded parking, new parking revenue control equipment including a mobile payment option, and covered walkways through all of the parking lots. In addition, I will continue looking for air service opportunities to help us meet the growing demand for more nonstop destinations and airline providers to better serve our community.
Thank you all for your support of the Chattanooga Airport and for helping us set a new milestone. Together we are building a better airport for our region.
Terry L. Hart, ACE
President & CEO