About the Board
The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority Board of Commissioners meets in open session on the third Monday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Airport Authority's office. Unless otherwise noted, all committee meetings are held in the Board Room of the Airport Authority's office.
CMAA Master Plan Update
Learn more about the CMAA updated Master Plan.
A Message from the President
The greater Chattanooga area is thriving with new people moving here daily, local companies expanding and buildings going up or undergoing renovations. On any given day, the Chattanooga Airport is a snapshot of the economic development happening in our city. With nonstop flights to nine destinations, including major economic hubs, passengers are using our services to do business in a range of cities.
I’m proud of the service we continue to provide for passengers travelling for both business and pleasure. Your choice of the Chattanooga Airport led us to a record-breaking year in 2017 with 484,517 passenger boardings, and we’re at about half a million for 2018.
Looking back, 2018 was a year of growth. We added two new nonstop routes - one to LaGuardia and service to Washington-Dulles. Our nine nonstop flights in 2018 allowed Chattanooga area companies to do business all over the world and introduced leisure travelers to thousands of destinations. We also embarked on a master plan process, which will ensure our success and stability in the years ahead.
Our outstanding aviation services partner, West Star, had a major year, opening two new 45,000-square foot hangars (paint and maintenance) and doubling down on their investment at Lovell Field. Combined with the award-winning Wilson Air Center, the Chattanooga Airport offers unmatched corporate travel services.
Cruising into 2019, we are addressing our growth and increasing our offerings and services. Business and leisure passengers will have the opportunity to fly nonstop to Philadelphia in May, bringing our nonstop route total to 10 cities.
We are moving rapidly on our parking plans to match our growth that has come from the support of our passengers and the commitment of our carriers. In April, we’ll open an economy parking lot with convenient shuttle service to the terminal, and we’ll begin plans for constructing a parking deck.
In 2019, we’ll become the first airport in the United States to run fully on solar power. It’s an exceptional milestone tied to our overall sustainability efforts at the Chattanooga Airport. We are proud to be a model for other airports, our city, our state and our country as we complete this solar farm with assistance from our utility partner EPB.
With the greater Chattanooga area’s continued economic development and more airlines choosing to increase service here, we know passengers will have even more options. At our terminal, we’ll continue to implement new and innovative services, which contribute to your choice to fly from Chattanooga.
Thank you to all of our travelers, carriers and partners for helping us climb to new heights. The Chattanooga Airport is in a great position to meet and exceed our milestones, and we cannot do it without your support.
Terry L. Hart, ACE
President & CEO