READYFORVISITORS READYTO TAKETHEEASYROUTE By Sherri Gardner Howell There has been a McGhee Tyson airport in East Tennessee since Aug. 1, 1930. On that day, a dirt runway system on Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville was officially named McGhee Tyson Airport. McGhee Tyson moved to its current location in Alcoa in 1935. United Airlines touched down for the first time at the new location on July 29, 1937, and the airport celebrated its official opening on Oct. 15 of that year. Basically Blount 2018 36