Business Travel Survey – Critical for Air Service Development Research

Blountville, Tenn – The Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is seeking input from local businesses regarding the demand for business travel in an effort to bring additional air service to the greater Tri-Cities region.

The 15-question survey includes the following topics: 2022 vs. 2019 business travel, 2023 business travel expectations, top 10 business destinations, and airport use. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes or less to complete.

Information gathered from the survey process will help TRI staff communicate with airlines where businesses travel most, future corporate travel expectations, and potential markets for additional routes for the airlines. The airport asks that responses be limited to the businesses travel coordinator or only one person, unless different divisions within the organization manage their own travel.

“Your feedback is vitally important as we work to garner additional air service for TRI’s communities,” said Gene Cossey, Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) executive director. “The more businesses we have participate in the survey, even if they only travel once a year, the better our chances for recruitment of additional air service. The community’s engagement is critical to the success of your hometown airport.”

Businesses can complete the online survey by following this link: The survey will close Friday, November 11.

For more information about the survey or for questions regarding air service development, contact Kristi Haulsee, TCAA director of marketing and air service development at or 423-325-6032.