Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Sees 19% Growth in Q1 2007

(April 20, 2007) - The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport saw passenger boardings grow by 19% in Q1 2007. During the first three months of the year, 68,511 passengers have boarded in Chattanooga, as opposed to 57,627 passenger boardings in the same period of 2006.

"Thanks to the strong support of our elected officials, civic and business leaders and the traveling community, our Airport gained a low cost carrier offering nonstop service to both the Orlando area and Tampa Bay area in late 2006," said Mike Landguth, President and CEO of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority. "The additional air service competition has also lowered fares to many of Chattanooga travelers' top destinations. As a result, we are seeing more and more passengers flying out of Chattanooga instead of enduring the hassle and inconvenience of driving long distances to use other airports."

The Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority is served by Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Continental Express, Delta Connection Carriers, Northwest Airlink and US Airways Express with nonstop service to Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Orlando/Sanford, Tampa/St. Pete, and Washington D.C. Visit for more details.