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Knoxville's McGhee-Tyson Airport announces new routes to Connecticut, Philadelphia

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Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport has announced two new flights. The first comes from a new partnership with Avelo Airlines, who will offer flights from Knoxville to New Haven, Conn., twice a week. The one-way airfares start at $62 and will start on May 9. The flights will arrive at the Tweed-New Haven Airport. Known as the home of Yale University, New Haven is connected to Amtrack lines that travel both the state of Connecticut and from Washington, D.C., to Boston. The new airline is also expected to bring visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains from Connecticut and New York. The second new flight paths are three nonstop flights between Knoxville and Philadelphia carried by Frontier. The initial service is also expected to start in May with introductory fares as low as $19. Known for its role in American Indpendence, Philadelphia is also connected via rail to various destinations on the eastern seaboard.