News & Events

Stay up-to-date on the progress of BNA Vision with news and announcements from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, including Business Diversity Development events and major milestones.

New Pick-Up Locations for Buses & BNA Express Park

Aug. 17, 2018 | posted in: News

Effective Monday, Aug. 20: The pick-up locations for charter buses, BNA Express Park and the Gaylord Opryland bus will move from Terminal Level 1 (ground transportation level) to Level 2 (baggage claim level). Signs will be in place to guide you.

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New Look for the Terminal

Aug. 16, 2018 | posted in: News

A new look is coming to the terminal as part of BNA Vision, the airport’s dynamic growth and expansion plan. It’s a unique design inspired by the natural beauty of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, and the forms and rhythms of music and instruments. You’ll also find a warm and welcoming pallet exuding Southern hospitality. Click…

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Airport Authority to Transform Concessions Experience at BNA with New Model Featuring Local Businesses

Aug. 15, 2018 | posted in: News

MNAA awards 10-year contract to Fraport USA to implement new concessions program, includes “street pricing” and offering an authentic Nashville experience by featuring local restaurants and retail shops

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VIDEO: Construction Timelapse, Terminal Apron and Taxilane Expansion

Aug. 2, 2018 | posted in: News

Have you noticed dump trucks and heavy machinery at this big hole on the airfield? More than 9,000 dump truck loads of fill have been deposited to date. Watch this timelapse video to see how much it has changed.

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Traffic Advisory: Level 1 (Ground Transportation Level) Traffic Will Be Re-Routed

Jul. 26, 2018 | posted in: News

Beginning Monday, July 30, at 5 a.m., vehicles leaving the terminal on Level 1 (ground transportation level) will be re-routed due to construction activity. Please see map for temporary exit route. Levels 2 and 3 will not be affected. The Level 1 roadway will return to normal in mid-September.  

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Parking and Traffic Advisory: Changes Affecting Long Term A, Short Term Parking and Rental Car Facility

Jul. 19, 2018 | posted in: News

Click map to enlarge. NASHVILLE – Nashville International Airport (BNA) is advising travelers of changes to the Long Term A parking lot, Short Term Parking Garage and the Consolidated Rental Car facility (CONRAC). Beginning Tuesday, July 24: Travelers will use the current entrance point for Long Term A and Short Term Parking, but they will…

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Airport Authority Awards Major Construction Contract for Terminal Parking Garage and Office Building; $144 million project a component of ‘BNA Vision’ growth and expansion plan

Jul. 18, 2018 | posted in: News

  NASHVILLE – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) Board of Commissioners at the July board meeting awarded Messer Construction Co. the terminal parking garage and airport administrative office building project. The $144 million design-build contract is part of BNA Vision, the Airport Authority’s dynamic growth and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport (BNA). Construction…

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Changes to Terminal Crosswalks

Jul. 10, 2018 | posted in: News

Beginning Wednesday, July 11, Levels 2 and 3 of the terminal access road will go from four crosswalks to two crosswalks between the Terminal and Short Term Parking Garage. Please see map for reference. Crossing guards will be in place to direct vehicular traffic and pedestrians. This should improve traffic throughput and flow, and pedestrian…

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Ground Transportation Advisory

Jul. 7, 2018 | posted in: News

Pick-up locations for taxis and limos will change on Monday, July 9. Please refer to the map. Signs will be in place to guide you. Shuttle and rideshare pick-up locations will not change.

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Sidewalk Closure in Short Term Parking Garage

Jun. 30, 2018 | posted in: News

On July 1, the sidewalk to/from CONRAC (BNA’s Consolidated Rental Car facility) on Level 1 of the Short Term Parking Garage will close due to construction. A pedestrian walking path to/from CONRAC will be located next to the affected sidewalk. Additionally, the Courtesy Cart service to/from CONRAC will end July 1, but it will still…

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Video: Concourse D Groundbreaking

Jun. 27, 2018 | posted in: News

On June 20, 2018, Nashville International Airport broke ground on Concourse D. The project is part of BNA Vision, the airport’s dynamic growth and expansion plan.

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Airport Authority Breaks Ground on New Concourse D; $268 Million Project Part of ‘BNA Vision’ Growth and Expansion Plan

Jun. 20, 2018 | posted in: News

NASHVILLE – Joined by Nashville Mayor David Briley, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) staff and Board of Commissioners today broke ground on the new Concourse D at Nashville International Airport (BNA). The project is part of BNA Vision, MNAA’s dynamic growth and expansion plan.

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Massive Fill Project Begins at BNA

Jun. 6, 2018 | posted in: News

First of 55,000+ Dump Truck Loads Deposited into 50-Foot Depression Near Terminal Terminal Apron and Taxilane Expansion Project Will Accommodate Future Expansion NASHVILLE – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today deposited the first of more than 55,000 dump truck loads of material into a 50-foot depression adjacent to the airport terminal, a project that is…

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Parking Advisory: Changes in Short Term Parking Garage

May. 18, 2018 | posted in: News

If you’re planning to use our Short Term Parking Garage, your exit route will be affected slightly beginning Saturday, May 19. We’re making preparations for a new toll plaza inside the garage. Signs will direct you to the exit. The new toll plaza will be operational in July.

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Parking Advisory for Long Term A

May. 11, 2018 | posted in: News

Beginning Saturday, May 12, a portion of spaces in Long Term A will be unavailable due to construction activity. The remainder of Long Term A is still available. Additional parking options for travelers: BNA Express Park, Long Term B, the Short Term Parking Garage, Economy and Valet. More info about BNA parking options: https://goo.gl/CH6xww

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Next time you’re at BNA…

Apr. 27, 2018 | posted in: News

… visit the BNA Vision display in the Ticketing Lobby, across from the American Airlines counters. View a 3-D model of tomorrow’s Nashville International Airport, take a 360-degree virtual tour and watch a video. See the future!

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Traffic Advisory for April 28 & 29

Apr. 26, 2018 | posted in: Uncategorized

April 26, 2018: On Saturday and Sunday, April 28 & 29, vehicles leaving the terminal via Level 1 (Ground Transportation) will be re-routed due to construction activity. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic. Level 2 (Arrivals) and Level 3 (Departures) will not be affected.

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Video: Interim International Arrivals Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Apr. 4, 2018 | posted in: Events

On March 21, 2018, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority staff and Board of Commissioners held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Nashville International Airport’s (BNA) expanded and upgraded interim International Arrivals Building. The milestone event marked the first project to be completed under BNA Vision, the airport’s dynamic growth and expansion plan for Nashville…

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MNAA Celebrates Newly Expanded and Upgraded International Arrivals Building

Mar. 21, 2018 | posted in: Events

Ribbon-cutting marks completion of first BNA Vision project

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Construction Timelapse: Parking and Transportation Center

Mar. 2, 2018 | posted in: Uncategorized

Check out BNA’s progress on the Parking and Transportation Center! This timelapse video shows construction through Feb. 28, 2018.

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2018 Business Taking Off Presentation Now Available

Feb. 23, 2018 | posted in: Uncategorized

The presentation from the 2018 Business Taking Off event is now available.

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Virtual Hard Hat Tour: BNA’s Parking and Transportation Center

Feb. 9, 2018 | posted in: Uncategorized

It’s coming along! Take a virtual hard hat tour (dust-free) of BNA’s Parking and Transportation Center with this video. Click here for more information.

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Parking and Traffic Advisory: Traffic Pattern Change In Long Term A

Feb. 2, 2018 | posted in: News

Beginning Monday, Feb. 5, vehicles and pedestrians will take a new route through Long Term A due to construction. Signs will be in place to direct you. Due to the longer walk to/from the terminal, we encourage you to use our courtesy shuttle.

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Constructing BNA’s Interim International Arrivals Building (IAB)

Feb. 2, 2018 | posted in: News

Check out how our interim International Arrivals Building (IAB) is coming along. We’ll celebrate the official grand opening on March 21. And then, British Airways‘ debut flight from BNA to #London Heathrow Airport on May 4. #BNAVision #LondonHereWeCome

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Feb. 23, 2018: Business Taking Off Event

Feb. 1, 2018 | posted in: Events

Business Taking Off is a FREE annual presentation and networking event to learn more about doing business with MNAA and upcoming contracts and business opportunities at Nashville International Airport and John C. Tune Airport.

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Construction Zone: A Visit to BNA’s Parking and Transportation Center

Jan. 31, 2018 | posted in: News

VIDEO: The sights and sounds of #BNAVision in progress. Featured here: the new Parking and Transportation Center, which opens this summer. Learn more about this and other projects at BNAVision.com.

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Aviation Pros: Nashville Airport Authority Awards Two Major Construction Contracts as Part of Renovation and Expansion Plan

Jan. 17, 2018 | posted in: News

Hensel Phelps has been awarded the Concourse D and terminal wings expansion project, and Eutaw Construction Company has been awarded the terminal apron and taxilane expansion project.

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Nashville Post: Airport awards contracts with collective value of $226M

Jan. 17, 2018 | posted in: News

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) Board of Commissioners has awarded two projects with a collective value of $226 million related to BNA Vision, the authority’s renovation and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport.

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Airport Authority Awards Two Major Construction Contracts as Part of Renovation and Expansion Plan

Jan. 17, 2018 | posted in: News

NASHVILLE – The Metropolitan Airport Authority (MNAA) Board of Commissioners at the January board meeting awarded two significant projects under BNA Vision, the Airport Authority’s renovation and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport (BNA). Hensel Phelps has been awarded the Concourse D and terminal wings expansion project, and Eutaw Construction Company has been awarded the…

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The Tennessean: Nashville International Airport sets passenger record for fifth consecutive year

Jan. 11, 2018 | posted in: News

Under a plan called BNA Vision, the airport is preparing for additional growth with an expansion of the facility’s concourses, a hotel and an international arrivals area, which it broke ground on a year ago. 

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VIDEO: 2017 At BNA

Jan. 11, 2018 | posted in: News

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Passenger Terminal World: A Different Tune (Nashville International Airport)

Jan. 1, 2018 | posted in: News

Nashville in Tennessee is booming, with record levels of tourism and a growing economy. By 2041, the population of Greater Nashville is expected to surpass 2.5 million, the equivalent of 100 new people each day. Over the same period, passenger traffic at Nashville International Airport (BNA) is expected to grow from 14 million to 23…

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Nashville Post: ‘Modifications to BNA require a great deal of work’

Dec. 4, 2017 | posted in: News

Achieving the sense of openness through the center of the terminal and creating a view corridor from the curbside to the aircraft and airfield beyond. The BNA Vision design requires a portion of the existing roof to be removed and replaced with the airwave form presented in the schematic design renderings. Read more from the…

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Parking and Traffic Updates at Nashville International Airport

Nov. 21, 2017 | posted in: News

BNA Express Park and additional lots offer convenient parking for travelers NASHVILLE ─ Nashville International Airport (BNA) is advising travelers of parking and traffic changes that will take place after Thanksgiving: Beginning the week of Nov. 27, a portion of BNA’s Long Term Parking Lot A will be closed, allowing a power line to be…

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Passenger Terminal Today: Nashville International Airport shares first look at BNA Vision expansion plans

Oct. 5, 2017 | posted in: News

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) has unveiled the new look and design of BNA Vision, the growth and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport (BNA), through video, renderings, a 3-D model, and a dynamic virtual reality simulation. See more at Passenger Terminal Today. 

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Future Travel Experience: New BNA Vision showcases the future of Nashville International Airport

Oct. 2, 2017 | posted in: News

The new BNA Vision showcases the future of Nashville International Airport. It includes a big focus on creating a sense of place and ensuring that the airport reflects the destination, which is famously known as Music City. See more online at Future Travel Experience. 

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Construction Equipment: $1.2 Billion Expansion for Nashville’s BNA

Oct. 2, 2017 | posted in: News

“Our city is booming and the new BNA design will reflect the best of Music City, taking our travel opportunities to new heights,” said country music singer Dierks Bentley, a Nashville Airport Authority board member, in a promotional video. Read more from Construction Equipment. 

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WKRN: Take a look at the future of Nashville International Airport

Sep. 30, 2017 | posted in: News

Through this process, the original conceptual images have now given way to the final architectural renderings, revealing the actual look, feel and features of the proposed renovation. See more from WKRN online. 

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Music City Gets First Look at the Future of Nashville International Airport

Sep. 29, 2017 | posted in: News

New designs for ‘BNA Vision’ reveal look and feel of renovated terminal and new plaza NASHVILLE – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and Mayor Megan Barry today unveiled the new look, feel and design of BNA Vision, the growth and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport (BNA). Through video, renderings, a 3-D model, and…

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Fox 17: Nashville Mayor, Airport Authority unveil detailed plans for airport expansion

Sep. 29, 2017 | posted in: News

According to the MNAA, the plan includes a terminal renovation, a new plaza, and a hotel. The plan also includes a train station to accommodate a future light rail. Read more from Fox 17 online. 

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NewsChannel5: Nashville Airport Unveils Renderings For Renovation Project

Sep. 29, 2017 | posted in: News

Some of the details revealed included a renovated terminal and new plaza, hotel, and transit station for light rail. More than 13 million people travel in and out of BNA today – that number has been expected to exceed 23 million by 2041. See more from NewsChannel 5 online. 

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Nashville Business Journal: See how BNA will change after its $1.2B expansion

Sep. 29, 2017 | posted in: News

Nashville International Airport is entering a new phase of BNA Vision, the $1.2 billion expansion plan announced last year. See more photos from the Nashville Business Journal. 

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The Tennessean: Exclusive first look: Nashville airport unveils designs of dramatic $1.2 billion expansion

Sep. 29, 2017 | posted in: News

Visitors to the Nashville International Airport are soon in for a major overhaul — and now Nashvillians can see what’s in store. Read more from The Tennessean online. 

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BNA Vision Outreach Event

Sep. 13, 2017 | posted in: Events

Join the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) for an overview of upcoming business opportunities for BNA Vision, the airport’s growth and expansion plan. The event will include an update on BNA Vision business opportunities, the airport’s procurement process and local Small, Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprises (SMWBE) initiatives, as well as an opportunity to network with…

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Nashville International Airport Sees Record Number of Departing Passengers in a Single Day

Jun. 15, 2017 | posted in: News

NASHVILLE – On Monday, June 12, more than 25,000 passengers departed Nashville International Airport (BNA) with the conclusion of the 2017 CMA Music Festival and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, setting a new single-day record for BNA, and a 10.6 percent increase over the previous record set during the comparable Monday in 2016. In anticipation…

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WSMV: Expansions at Nashville Airport could lead to more nonstop international flights

Jun. 14, 2017 | posted in: News

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – It’s been 22 years since Nashville International Airport offered non-stop service to Europe, and officials with the Nashville Aiport Authority hope that will change soon. Construction is underway to upgrade and improve BNA’s international arrival gates. It’s part of the Airport Authority’s five-to-six-year vision plan for the Nashville Airport, which includes…

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Nashville International Airport Named Fastest Growing U.S. Airport

Jun. 13, 2017 | posted in: News

NASHVILLE ─ Nashville International Airport (BNA) was recently named the fastest growing airport of its size and awarded the Airport Traffic Growth Award from anna.aero, an industry news and analysis organization dedicated to outstanding airline network planning intelligence. The award recognizes BNA’s remarkable 11.2 percent growth in passenger traffic in 2016 in the mid-sized airport…

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Construction Blasting for Parking and Transportation Center to Increase to 3x per Day

May. 8, 2017 | posted in: News

PLEASE BE AWARE that construction of the Parking and Transportation Center will require an increase in blasting to three times per day beginning Tuesday, May 9, at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Each single, large blast will take place at the Parking and Transportation Center construction site, located directly south of the current Short…

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Construction Blasting for Parking and Transportation Center to Begin April 25

Apr. 21, 2017 | posted in: News

PLEASE BE AWARE that construction of the Parking and Transportation Center will require blasting beginning Tuesday, April 25, at 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m., if needed. This single, large blast will take place at the Parking and Transportation Center construction site, located directly south of the current Short Term Garage, and will continue Monday –…

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Concourse A Moving Sidewalks to be Removed April 25

Apr. 13, 2017 | posted in: News

Construction Begins on Interim International Arrivals Building. Please be aware, on Tuesday, April 25, the moving sidewalks on Concourse A will be permanently removed so construction can begin on the interim International Arrivals Building (IAB). BNA Vision, our dynamic growth and expansion plan for the airport, includes the construction of a state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility…

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BNA Roadway Changes Starting March 21

Feb. 9, 2017 | posted in: News

Travelers to BNA take Notice! BNA Roadway Changes Starting March 21 Traffic Light Added Relocation of Shuttles and Buses Please be aware, starting Tuesday, March 21, there will be a traffic light in operation on Terminal Drive at Nashville International Airport (BNA) to help relieve traffic associated with the construction of the new Parking and…

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Event: Business Taking Off

Jan. 31, 2017 | posted in: Events

Business Taking Off is an annual free presentation and networking event to learn more about doing business with MNAA and upcoming business opportunities at Nashville International Airport and John C. Tune Airport. This year’s event will be held at the Nashville Airport Marriott (600 Marriott Dr) on Feb. 24, 2017 at 7 a.m. CST. For…

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Airport Authority Breaks Ground On BNA Vision

Jan. 23, 2017 | posted in: News

NASHVILLE – With an event featuring Mayor Megan Barry, top officials of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today broke ground on a new Parking and Transportation Center at Nashville International Airport (BNA), the first major project comprising BNA Vision, the Airport Authority’s comprehensive growth and expansion plan. The six-level, 2,000 space parking structure will…

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Nashville International Airport Passenger Traffic Up 11 Percent in 2016

Jan. 11, 2017 | posted in: News

NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGER TRAFFIC UP 11 PERCENT IN 2016 NASHVILLE ─ The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today announced Nashville International Airport (BNA) served more than 12.9 million passengers in 2016, setting a new all-time passenger record for the calendar year. In 2016, 12,979,803 passengers traveled into and out of BNA, an increase of…

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October Sets New Record As Busiest Month In BNA History

Nov. 18, 2016 | posted in: News

NASHVILLE – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today announced Nashville International Airport (BNA) served more than 1,217,173 passengers in October 2016, setting a new record as the busiest month in BNA history. This broke the previous record set in June 2016 with 1,206,083 passengers. October 2016 also marked the eighth consecutive month with more…

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Nashville International Airport Posts Strong 1St Quarter For FY 2017

Oct. 20, 2016 | posted in: News

NASHVILLE – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today announced the results and highlights of the first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year, which spanned from July through September 2016, and was characterized by continued strong growth in passenger traffic. By the numbers: More than 3.4 million passengers in the three-month period marking the first…

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Airport Authority Unveils BNA Vision

Aug. 1, 2016 | posted in: News

NASHVILLE – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today unveiled BNA Vision, a comprehensive plan designed to enable Nashville International Airport (BNA) to accommodate the region’s booming population growth and meet the needs of the airport’s record-breaking passenger increases. BNA Vision includes expanding parking, concourses and lobby areas, adding new gates, developing a state-of-the-art International…

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