In 1936, the landing area was expanded and runways paved as a part of the New Deal's Works Progress Administration (WPA).The original terminal building was also built at that time.
Commercial service is provided by United Express, Delta Air Lines, American Eagle, and Allegiant Air.
General aviation is serviced by Wilson Air Center FBO.
In August 2011, Wilson Air Center opened up a facility on the west side of the field.
Currently, a flight from Chattanooga to Atlanta can take 18 minutes (from wheels up to wheels down) flying on a Canadair Regional Jet (operated by Delta Connection) or Delta Air Lines MD-80.
It is a Class C airport serviced by Chattanooga Approach.