Murfreesboro Municipal Airport

Murfreesboro Municipal Airport
1930 Memorial Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37129-1502
P. O. Box 4145
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-4145

The Murfreesboro Airport, located on Memorial Boulevard, is a general aviation airport serving Middle Tennessee. A self sufficient department of the City of Murfreesboro, the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport is committed to safety and the improvement of its facilities to continue to better serve its Commercial Operators, the business community, local aircraft operators and owners, and people from all over the nation that fly into the community to visit friends and family. The Airport's largest tenant is the Aerospace Department of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). MTSU is one of the airport's assets as it is one of the top schools for aviation in the nation.

The Murfreesboro Airport is one of the only General Aviation Airports in the state of Tennessee that is self- supporting. No city tax dollars are used towards the daily operations of the airport. The revenue generated from leases and fuel sales funds the operations and capital improvement programs.

The Grace Heliport, formerly located on the campus of Central Middle School, has moved to the new Middle Tennessee Medical Center (MTMC). The heliport serves the transportation needs of MTMC patients as well as the various hospitals and trauma centers in Middle Tennessee.

The Murfreesboro Municipal Airport was awarded the 2007 “Airport of the Year" Award for the State of Tennessee. The Airport has also received more than a decade's worth of consecutive "Front Door" Awards from the Tennessee Division of Aeronautics and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The "Front Door" Award recognizes airports that meet all of the requirements for certification, maintain safe operations, maintain the grounds in good condition, and serve as good representatives of their community and of Tennessee to businesses that travel in and out of the city's "front door" at the airport. With a growing number of businesses and industries from all across the country building stores, restaurants and facilities in Murfreesboro, owners, engineers, contractors, managers and clients are using the airport to quickly conduct meetings, check on their businesses and fly out to their next destination. The airport allows them the ability to efficiently and effectively conduct business in Murfreesboro and several other locations across the nation in one day.

Pilots and Visitors Information

  • Runway: 18/36
  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Length: 3,898
  • Width: 100 feet
  • Lights: MIRL
  • UNICOM: 122.7
  • GCO: 135.075
  • AWOS: 133.975 (615) 849-2622
  • NDB: 371 KHz
  • Airport Service Personnel are available between 7:30 AM and 6:30 PM Monday through Saturday and 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM on Sundays. Please call ahead if other arrangements are necessary. AVGAS is available 24 hours a day and JET-A fuel is available during business hours. The aircraft maintenance facility has the capabilities to perform major repairs. If you need ground transportation, we will be pleased to call a taxi or a car rental agency in town. Additionally, a wide variety of hotels and motels are available in the City.
  • Driving Directions:

    If driving to the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport, the airport is located at 1930 Memorial Boulevard. From Interstate 24, take exit 78B and stay on Old Fort Parkway/Memorial Boulevard for approximately four miles. The Airport will be on your right hand side.

    NOTAMS (Local Notice to Airmen)

    No NOTAMS listed at this time.

    TFR s: The following is a Temporary Flight Restriction that will occur during Middle Tennessee State University football games. The three mile, 3000 foot TFR is centered over the Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium located on the north side of the Middle Tennessee State University Campus. The Murfreesboro Municipal Airport is located within the TFR.

    DATE TFR begins TFR ends

    Nov. 27 1:30 pm One hour after the completion of the football game



    Holiday hours:

    Nov. 25th, Thursday, Airport Operations/Service Office closed
    Nov. 26th, Friday, Airport Operations/Service Office open at 7:30 a.m.
    Dec. 24th-25th Friday - Saturday
    Airport Operations/Service Office closing at 4:30 p.m. on Friday
    Dec. 26th, Sunday, Airport Operations/Service Office open at 9:00 a.m.
    Dec. 31st, Friday, Airport Operations/Service Office closing at 4:30 p.m.
    Jan. 1st, Saturday, Airport Operation/Service Office open at 8:00 a.m.

    Airport Improvements

    Through the continuous pursuit of federal and state assistance, the Airport has been able to improve the landing capabilities of aircraft in poor weather conditions, install a new full parallel taxiway system with improved guidance signs and lighting system, install perimeter safety fencing to keep deer from entering onto the runway, construct a 102 unit t-hangar complex, and renovate the terminal administration building, expand the ramp, and much, much more.

    An update to the Airport Layout Plan is currently underway. The goal of the Airport Layout Plan is to maintain its “B2” category airport status, improve the Runway Protection Zone on the south end of the airport, improve the utilization of the runway and its length, show a maximization of airport facilities including an efficient and well devised plan of development of the airport over the next 20 years. The Airport Layout Plan will include recommendations on how to best serve the community, address its current customer needs, and future customer operational needs. For information about the Airport Layout Plan project and upcoming public meetings please feel free to give Chad Gehrke, Airport Manager a call at 615-848-3254.

    Nashville International Airport

    Nashville International Airport Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority • One Terminal Drive • Nashville, TN 37214 • TEL (615) 275-1675

    Things You Should Know


    Flight Information


    Ticket Counter opens at 4:00 a.m.


    American Airlines has flights departing daily from Concourse C .


    Flight Information


    Ticket Counter opens at 5:00 a.m.


    Continental Express has flights departing daily from Concourse A .


    Flight Information


    Ticket Counter opens at 4:30 a.m.


    Delta Airlines has flights departing daily from Concourse B .


    Flight Information


    Ticket Counter opens at 4:30 a.m.


    Frontier Airlines has flights departing daily from Concourse A .


    Flight Information


    Ticket Counter opens at 4:00 a.m.


    Northwest Airlines has flights departing daily from Concourse B .


    Flight Information


    Ticket Counter opens at 5:00 a.m.


    Southwest Airlines has flights departing daily from Concourse C .


    Flight Information


    Ticket Counter opens at 4:15 a.m.


    United Express Airlines has flights departing daily from Concourse A .


    Flight Information


    Ticket Counter opens at 5:00 a.m.


    US Airways has flights departing daily from Concourse B .


    Flight Information



    AirCanada (Jazz) has flights departing daily from Concourse A .

    Car Rentals

    Name Location Phone # Toll Free Website
    Alamo South Rental Car Parking Lot 615-361-7467 800-462-5266
    Avis Short Term Garage Rental Car Lot 615-361-1212 800-331-1212
    Budget Short Term Garage Rental Car Lot 615-366-0822 800-527-0700
    Dollar North Rental Car Parking Lot 615-367-0503 800-800-4000
    Enterprise North Rental Car Parking Lot 615-275-0011 800-736-8222
    Hertz Short Term Garage Rental Car Lot 615-361-3131 800-654-3131
    National South Rental Car Parking Lot 615-361-7467 800-227-7368
    Thrifty North Rental Car Parking Lot 615-361-6050 800-367-2277

    Smyrna Airport:


    Our mission is to be a world-class air facility serving our community, region, aviation, business and industrial base, and be recognized by these groups as a viable asset.


    Located twelve nautical miles south of Nashville Airport, Smyrna Airport is the "reliever" airport for Nashville. With more than 1,700 acres, Smyrna Airport is the third largest airport in Tennessee and the busiest general aviation airport in Tennessee. Smyrna Airport users have, within ten miles, access to rail and three interstate systems which bisect Middle Tennessee. Smyrna Airport is located in the geographic center of Tennessee and more importantly the center of the eastern United States. Eighty percent of the United States population lives within a 700- mile radius of Smyrna. These factors influence the tremendous growth and ongoing location of industry in the Smyrna area.

    Airspace Capacity

    Smyrna Airport is designated a General Aviation/Reliever Airport, certificated by the FAA as a Part 139 Class IV airport. A Public Safety Department staffed round the clock provides police, fire and emergency medical services. The primary runway is 8,037 feet long and is equipped with an Instrument Landing System, and the second runway is 5,546 feet long. The airfield is equipped with a complete lighting system with intensity sensitive runway lighting. The Air Traffic Control Tower operates 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., seven days per week.

    Smyrna Airport currently operates as a joint use facility with the Tennessee Army National Guard. The airport also serves as a military flight training facility as well as a hurricane evacuation point for military bases along the Gulf and East Coasts.

    Smyrna Airport's size, location, and facilities make it attractive for training purposes.

    Airport Terminal & Business Center

    In 2003, a 15,000-square-foot Airport Terminal and Business Center opened with public access areas, a pilots' lounge and scheduling area, along with a weather center and Internet access locations, multi-use conference facilities and the Airport Authority offices.

    Situated on the western side of the Smyrna Airport, the facility is adjacent to the beautiful 27-hole Smyrna Municipal Golf Course and the Smyrna Town Centre Fitness Facility. Within minutes of Percy Priest Lake, users also will find they're only a short drive from the Metropolitan Nashville area. Flanked on each side by Fixed Base Operators, the Complex is designed to cater to the Private/Corporate aviation market.

    Existing Facilities

    The 1,700-acre Airport owns twenty-two aircraft hangars and/or commercial office buildings. Together, the Airport, the Tennessee Department of Transportation Division of Aeronautics and the Federal Aviation Administration have expended more than $22 million on infrastructure improvements since 1991.

    Today more than 1,000 people, including National Guard personnel, work at Smyrna Airport. Two Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) provide reception/lounge areas for air arrivals/departures and private, charter and corporate aircraft services, and flight training. Aircraft structural repair, avionics work, and airframe and power plant maintenance for the single engine rotorcraft to large transport jets, can be found at Smyrna Airport.

    The Smyrna Airport operates under a Master Airport Plan approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Airport management staff is charged with implementing strategy to carry out the Master Plan. These projects target development that will increase capacity of the transportation system in the Middle Tennessee area. A major thrust of this development is the modern Airport Business Park under development on the western side of the Airport.


    Smyrna Airport was constructed in 1942 and originally was home to the Army Air Force Combat Crew School which trained troops to fly the B-24 and B-17 aircraft. The base was deactivated at the end of World War II, and then reactivated in 1948 by the newly organized United States Air Force. Smyrna Airport, which became known as Sewart Air Force Base in 1950, served various Troop Carrier Wings until 1970 when the base was again deactivated and transferred to a civilian operation.

    The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority assumed control until May 15, 1991, at which time the property was transferred to the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority. The Airport Authority then began operation Rebuild/Renew which was designed to renovate the vintage air base and increase the economic base of the community as well as carry the Airport and surrounding transportation system into the 21st Century.


    Smyrna Airport is owned by both the Town of Smyrna, with 40 percent ownership, and the County of Rutherford, with 60 percent ownership, and is governed by the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority.

    The Airport Authority is composed of five members who are appointed to administer, operate and otherwise manage the Smyrna Airport and to carry out its mission. Two members are appointed by the Town of Smyrna Board of Commissioners upon being nominated by the Mayor of Smyrna. Two members are appointed by the Rutherford County Commissioners upon nomination by the Rutherford County Executive. One member is recommended by the Mayor of LaVergne, and approved by the Town of Smyrna Board of Commissioners and Rutherford County Commissioners. Members serve a five-year term and meet monthly on the second Wednesday.

    Awards and Memberships

    • Recipient, "Airport of the Year" from TN Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division
    • Recipient of the "Most Improved Airport" from the Tennessee Department of Transportation/Aeronautics Division
    • Recipient, "Governors Silver Star award" from TN Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division
    • Recipient, "Governing Body of the Year" from TN Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division
    • Member, TN Aviation Association
    • Member, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce

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