The largest aircraft currently serving the airport are the MD-80 series operated by Allegiant Air and Delta Air Lines.
Delta had flown a regular mainline service for 48 years until withdrawing the service in 1995 in favor of its affiliates like Atlantic Southeast Airlines operating smaller regional jets, such as the CRJ-200, until deciding to reintroduce the service in the form of a DC-9 jet to Chattanooga in September 2012.
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport was home to the 241st Engineering Installation Squadron (241 EIS) of the Tennessee Air National Guard until late 2010, when the squadron moved to a Bonny Oaks facility near the airport.
The first scheduled air carrier operation in Tennessee took place in Chattanooga in 1928 at Marr Field, dedicated in December 1919, named for Walter L.
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It is a Class C airport serviced by Chattanooga Approach.
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has a single concourse with five gates.
On November 11, 1972, Southern Airways Flight 49, a hijacked Mc Donnell Douglas DC-9 with 31 passengers and 3 crew members aboard, landed at Lovell Field from Knoxville's Mc Ghee Tyson Airport to pick up million that three hijackers had demanded.
After picking up the ransom money, which actually amounted to between million and .5 million, the plane took off, bound for Havana, Cuba.