Tri-Cities Airport Authority to Host ‘Elevating TRI’: An Exclusive Event Showcasing Current and Future Aviation Initiatives

Blountville, Tenn – Tri-Cities Airport Authority is proud to announce, “Elevating TRI,” an exclusive event offering a comprehensive overview of the present and future of Tri-Cities Airport, air service, and Aerospace Park. Scheduled for Wednesday, May 8th, from 2-4 p.m. at Northeast State Community College in Room A202, “Elevating TRI” is set to deliver insights into the strategic initiatives driving the growth and development of our airport and region. 

During this event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts on key areas including: 

State of Our Airport: Gain valuable insights into the current state and future trajectory of Tri-Cities Airport. Learn about the developments, achievements, and upcoming projects shaping the airport’s dynamic landscape. 

Air Service Update: Discover the latest strategies and initiatives aimed at enhancing air service at Tri-Cities Airport. Learn about efforts to attract airlines and improve connectivity. 

Aerospace Park: Learn about the visionary project, Aerospace Park, a sprawling 160-acre plot of prime land dedicated to aviation economic development. We’ll share updates on the progress and plans for this regional endeavor. 

“‘Elevating TRI’ serves as s a platform for fostering dialogue and understanding about the future of our airport and its role in advancing economic growth in our region,” said Gene Cossey, President & CEO of Tri-Cities Airport Authority. 

Speakers at the event include: 

Kirk Lovell: Serving as TRI’s air service development consultant, Kirk is Managing Director of Air Service Consulting with Mead & Hunt. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the aviation industry and will provide invaluable insights into TRI’s air service development strategies and initiatives. 

David Lotterer: Serving as the Aerospace Park consultant with JLL, David plays an important role in shaping the future of our Aerospace Park project. Discover his expertise as he shares updates and plans for this exciting venture. 

Gene Cossey: President & CEO of Tri-Cities Airport Authority, will offer insights into the current state and future vision of Tri-Cities Airport. 

This event promises to be an engaging and enlightening experience, offering attendees a deeper understanding of our commitment to elevating air travel and driving economic growth in our region. 

For more information, please contact Trevor Rice, Marketing and Air Service Development Manager, at

Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is a full-service commercial airport serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina, and Eastern Kentucky. TRI offers non-stop flights to five hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas-Fort Worth, Orland Sanford, and St. Pete-Clearwater) on Allegiant, American, and Delta. For more information about Tri-Cities Airport, visit

Trevor Rice
Tri-Cities Airport Authority
Marketing & Air Service Development Manager