Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (airport code TYR) is a state-of-the-art airport providing jet service to cities worldwide via connections in Dallas DFW and Houston Intercontinental Airport.
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport Terminal
Completely rebuilt in 2002 at a cost of $17.6 million, the airport features on-site parking, rental car facilities and easy access from various areas of Tyler and East Texas.
Tyler Pounds was named 2007 Airport of the Year for the State of Texas by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and serves about 150,000 passengers per year.
Improvements continue, with the airport receiving $8.3 million in federal funds for added safety enhancements in 2011, including runways, navigational aids, lighting, taxiways and and associated facilities.
In July of 2012, the airport received a $7.6 million grant for additional improvements, including construction of a taxi way for Runway 17/35, and studies for the extension of Runway 4/22 from 7,800' to 8,200'.
Tyler Airlines and Commercial Flights
Flights are offered to and from Tyler Pounds Airport by these air carriers:
American Eagle Airlines with flights to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the Dallas Metroplex
United Express Airlines
with flights to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston
Tyler Pounds Airport Location
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
The airport is located only 10 minutes west of downtown Tyler on Texas Highway 64, at 700 Skyway Boulevard, Zip Code 75704, phone (903) 531-2343. The IATA airport code is TYR.
Those traveling on Toll Loop 49 can take the nearby Highway 64 exit to the airport.
Shuttle Bus and Taxi to Dallas Airports from Tyler
Shuttle service from Tyler to Dallas, DFW airport, and Love Field is available, both via scheduled shuttles or via chartered vans.
Tyler Rental Cars and Pounds Airport Parking
Car rentals are available in Tyler at Pounds Airport. Among the car rental agencies and car rental companies are:
Hertz Car Rental
National Car Rental
On-site short-term and long-term parking is also available at the airport.
Private Aviation, Business Travel and Air Charter Fleets
In addition to scheduled commercial airlines, Pounds Airport provides a wide range of air and ground services for private aviation, business travel, and air charter fleets. For example, fuel is available from the Jet Center of Tyler, and charter, maintenance and related services are provided by East Texas Jet Support.
Tyler's airport was dedicated in 1930 as Tyler Municipal Airport. Delta began airmail service in 1934, between Dallas and Monroe Louisiana, via Tyler and Shreveport. During World War II, it was renamed in honor of Lt. Jack W. Pounds. At the end of the war, the airfield was returned to civilian use under the control of the City of Tyler, and renamed Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.
Historic Aviation Memorial Museum (HAMM)
Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
For those interested in the history of the airport, and aviation in general, we recommend a visit to the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum (HAMM). This large, regional aviation museum is located at the Tyler Pounds Airport's old passenger terminal building.