Smyrna Airport (MQY) was honored by the Tennessee Aeronautics Division by receiving several awards, including Airport of the Year.
This award is given to airports that present a quality image to their community, operate at the highest standards, are aggressive in marketing and community activity, and have long range planning goals, according to officials.
Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport Authority Executive Director John Black stated, “As Tennessee’s busiest general aviation airport, we are very happy to be honored with this recognition. It is truly a team effort of dedication across all areas.”
The airport also was one of three airports across the state to receive the Red Carpet Award. The criteria are based on customer service, operational excellence, unique programs and quality facilities for passenger services. Airport Board Chairman Mike Woods commented, “This honor is a reflection of our high standards and commitment to quality. Our image to those flying or driving into the airport is a critical element to business recruitment to Rutherford County and Middle Tennessee.”
The management team was also recognized with the Airport Management of the Year award. The award was given to Executive Director John Black and Airport Manager Lois Vallance.
Smyrna Airport and the Smyrna Airport Business Park comprise over 1,700 acres of mixed land use for aviation, commercial and industrial parcels currently under development.
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