Can't go with family to take off terminal but there is a restaurant and seating up stairs to visit right outside. It was quick and easy, not to crowded. It cost about 4$ to park and we stayed for about an hour before my husband took off. Beautiful, clean, friendly!
When we travel, sometimes overlooked is the time you spend waiting at the airport.
Chattanooga’s regional airport provides all the needs of a traveler without any of the hassle. The parking is close, the counter staff are friendly, the security check is reasonable and the waiting area is both clean and comfortable.
Recently my nephew was traveling and the security agent recommended a gate pass for me to travel with him. What a great suggestion and a reflection of all the staff I’ve encountered here.
Small airport with everything in one level including car rental, departure and arrival. It’s very convenient and close to downtown. They had one coffee shop/food counter near gate 4 but the service was terribly slow. Go there early before boarding or your plane will leave before your latte is ready!
4 or 5 gates? The easiest airport I’ve been too in my travels. TSA, you’ll be the only one in line.
There is a restaurant, but nothing else. You really don’t need to arrive so early at this airport. You’ll be to your gate in 10 minutes from drop off (or less).
Always easy access to and from the terminal. We fly here because of the convenience and cost is usually on par or better than driving to an airport out of town. The farthest long term parking is still closer than many short term lots. The pace has picked up a bit over the years so we give ourselves a little more time to check in and get through security but again better than major airports around. The recent addition of the parking garage has fixed the crowded parking lot. They have also added a cell phone lot to have a place to wait for incoming flights.
This is a clean, well maintained, and friendly airport! This is in part due to it's small size and low number of staff. I would definably recommend flying through this airport over driving to Atlanta or Nashville (if possible).
The Chattanooga Airport was a very convenient experience. Before our visit, we always had to go to the Atlanta airport and that is an entirely other situation. The staff are nice, getting tickets/checked in is extremely easy, and making it through the gate was safe! If you are in the North GA/Chattanooga area I suggest flying with Chattanooga Airport 😊
Edit: I went again today to pick up a friend and it was even better! Last time they lost her luggage and it was a mess to deal with. But this time it was a lot better even though I had high things to say last time lol
One of the better mid-sized airports I've experienced. Good staff, good TSA agents, clean and welcoming facility. Only knock is that you have to be sure to arrive early to ensure you have time be sure the counter agents haven't made their way to the gate. Lean staff that run both baggage check-in and gate.