New Oak Ridge Airport Awaits Review by DOE – Memphis Daily News
For years, area business leaders and aviation enthusiasts have advocated the need for a general aviation airport in Oak Ridge to complement commercial air service provided by McGhee Tyson Airport, the largest commercial airport in East Tennessee.
The landing of the first corporate jet in Oak Ridge is still years away, but the long-sought airport is moving closer to reality.
“There is a real need for an Oak Ridge airport,” says Becky Huckaby, vice president of public relations for the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority.
“It will help reindustrialize the area, help with parts delivery. Just like the Research Triangle in North Carolina, Oak Ridge needs a general aviation airport.”