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Airport Overview

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is a Class C airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is serviced by the Chattanooga Airport Traffic Control Tower.

CHA airport is located 5 miles (8 km) east of downtown Chattanooga, in Hamilton County, Tennessee. CHA is owned and operated by the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • Chattanooga Airport covers an area of 950 acres (380 ha).
  • It has two asphalt runways: 2/20 is 7,400 x 150 ft and 15/33 is 5,575 x 150 ft.
  • For 2019-2023, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems, categorized it as a small-hub primary commercial service facility.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • The Chattanooga Airport is open 24 hours a day, though the terminal operates from 4:30 am - 12 am (or the last flight of the day), 7 days a week.
  • Operating hours for individual airline ticket counters vary depending on their flight schedules.
  • Please contact your airline for their respective hours of operation.
  • Passengers are advised to arrive at least 2-2.5 hours before their scheduled flight departure.
  • For any queries on the Airport, travelers can refer to the information booth, located on the first floor of the Airport Rotunda before the baggage claim area.
  • Before heading to the airport for a flight, please have a look at CHA Airport Map.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be dropped at the drop-off & ticketing area at the lower level of the airport. Just remember there is no parking allowed in this block.
  • For picking up passengers, you can follow the signs and go to the taxi & pick up area at CHA.
  • Also, if you have to wait for your passenger, you can use the short-term parking lot conveniently located adjacent to the terminal.

Flight Status

  • For arriving flights: Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, delays, and time to land, gate information, etc. for the Chattanooga Airport.
  • For departing flights: Departing flight status shows scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
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Airport Terminal

Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has one concourse with two levels and five gates.

Lower Level

At the lower level of CHA Airport, you can find the parking lots, baggage claim & transportation, ticketing, etc.

Upper Level

The upper level of CHA Airport consists of gates, food & beverage, security, gift shop, and more.

Gate Level

Gate 1 - American Airlines

Gate 2 - United Airlines

Gates 3 - Delta Airlines

Gate 4 - American Airlines

Gate 5 - Delta and Allegiant Airlines

Airlines Served

The various airlines served at Chattanooga Airport include American Airlines, United Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, and Delta Airlines.

Airport Parking

Short-Term Parking

The short-term lot is adjacent to the terminal and is convenient with passenger pick-ups, departures and arrivals centralized all in one place.


First 15 Minutes: Free

16 - 30 Minutes: $2

Each Additional 30 Minutes: $2

Daily Rate: $20

Long-Term Parking

There are two long-term parking options - Long-Term 1 and Long-Term 2. Both are near to the terminal.


First 15 Minutes: Free

16 - 30 Minutes: $2

Each Additional 30 Minutes: $2

Daily: $12

Economy Parking

The Economy Lot is on the Airport property and a shuttle runs every 10-15 minutes.


First 15 Minutes: Free

16 - 30 Minutes: $1

Each Additional 30 Minutes: $2

Daily Rate: $9

Ground Transport

Passengers have a lot of options for ground transportation after arriving at the airport. From rideshares to rental cars to taxis, and more, they can choose according to their requirement and convenience.

Rental Cars

The Car Rental lot is on the lower level of the terminal. Alamo, Budget, Avis, etc. are some of the well-known providers for car rental.

Taxis and Limousines

Passengers can also opt for taxis or limousines to travel from CHA Airport. Some of the service providers include Ave Taxi, Mercury Cab, Nooga Taxi, etc.

Amenities & Services

For visitors to have a wonderful time, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:

  • Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
  • Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
  • Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.

Contact Information

Address: 1001 Airport Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421-2271, USA


Contact: [email protected]

Phone: (423) 855 2200

Chattanooga Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • In 1928, the first scheduled airline flight in Tennessee took place in Chattanooga at Marr Field.
  • In 1930, due to the interest and foresight of John Lovell, a new Chattanooga Airport opened with an unpaved runway at its present location and was named “Lovell Field” in his honor.
  • In 1936, the landing area was expanded and runways paved as a part of the New Deal's Works Progress Administration (WPA).
  • In 1950 and 1955, the original terminal building was expanded.
  • In 1964, it was replaced by a new terminal building.
  • In July 1985, the Airport's ownership was transferred from Chattanooga to the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority (CMAA).
  • In 1992, the current passenger terminal was opened.
  • In August 2011, Wilson Air Center opened a facility on the west side of the field.

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Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Q&A

Yes. While the official name is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (Lovell Field), it is also referred to by its IATA code CH
You can fly to many cities from CHA Airport. Please have a look at our direct flights page to see where you can fly.
Yes. There are short-term, long-term, and economy parking lots at the Airport where you can leave your car.
TSA does not require children under 18 to provide identification when traveling with a companion within the United States. Contact the airline for questions regarding specific ID requirements for travelers under 18.
Yes. The Lost and Found office at Chattanooga Airport is located in the Dispatcher's Office on the lower level of the rotunda.