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Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
Lovell Field
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority
Serves Chattanooga, Tennessee
Location 35°02′07″N 085°12′14″W / 35.03528°N 85.20389°W / 35.03528; -85.20389
Elevation AMSL 683 ft / 208 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 7,400 2,256 Asphalt
15/33 5,575 1,699 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Aircraft operations 79,354
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
FAA airport diagram

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (IATA: CHAICAO: KCHAFAA LID: CHA), also known as Lovell Field, is a public airport located five miles (8 km) east of the central business district of Chattanooga, a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. The airport is owned and operated by the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority.[1] It is a Class C airport serviced by Chattanooga Approach.

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has a single concourse. Commercial service is provided by connection carriers for several major airlines. General aviation is serviced by TAC Air FBO. The general aviation ramp is split into two locations, with one on the South side of the main terminal, and the other to the North. The locations are respectively referred to as "TAC Air North" and "TAC Air South." General aviation can find service at either location, although business jets are preferred at North, and military and other miscellaneous traffic is preferred at South.

Currently, a flight from Chattanooga to Atlanta can take 17 minutes (from wheels up to wheels down) flying on a Canadair Regional Jet (operated by Delta Connection). When flight operations in Atlanta are interrupted, Chattanooga is one of the first airports to receive diversions.

It has been proposed that a new high-speed rail line be constructed from the airport to MARTA in metro Atlanta, so that it could easily serve as Atlanta's second airport.[2][3]


Facilities and aircraft

Lovell Field covers an area of 950 acres (384 ha) which contains two asphalt paved runways: 2/20 measuring 7,400 x 150 ft (2,256 x 46 m) and 15/33 measuring 5,575 x 150 ft (1,699 x 46 m).[1]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2006, the airport had 77,361 aircraft operations, an average of 211 per day: 57% general aviation, 24% air taxi, 14% military and 5% scheduled commercial. There are 115 aircraft based at this airport: 53% jet, 31% single-engine, 14% multi-engine and 2% helicopter.[1]

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Allegiant Air Orlando-Sanford, St. Petersburg/Clearwater [seasonal; ends August 14]
American Eagle Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth
Delta Connection operated by
Atlantic Southeast Airlines
Atlanta, Memphis [begins April 6]
Delta Connection operated by
Atlanta [begins April 7; ends April 30; resumes June 10]
Delta Connection operated by
Mesaba Airlines
Delta Connection operated by
Pinnacle Airlines
Memphis [ends April 5]
US Airways Express operated by
Piedmont Airlines
US Airways Express operated by
PSA Airlines
Charlotte, Washington-Reagan


Runway 2-20
Airlines Destinations
FedEx Feeder operated by Baron Aviation Services Memphis
FedEx Feeder operated by Mountain Air Cargo Memphis

Accidents and incidents

On November 27, 1973, Delta Air Lines Flight 516 a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 crashed short of the runway on approach to the airport. None of the 79 passengers and crew were killed in the accident but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.


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