Jun. 6, 2018

Massive Fill Project Begins at BNA

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 vital to future expansion at Nashville International Airport (BNA).

The terminal apron and taxilane project is part of BNA Vision, the airport’s growth and expansion plan. Once the project is complete, the airport will gain more than 13 acres of surface area, which is needed to build a state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility (IAF) and accommodate larger aircraft typically used for international travel. Construction of the IAF will begin in 2019, and it will open in 2023.

The terminal apron and taxilane project will be implemented in two phases:

  • Phase 1: Filling the depression and placing asphalt for the construction staging area for the IAF. Currently underway with completion set for summer 2019.
  • Phase 2: Paving the filled depression with concrete to create additional space for aircraft parking and maneuvering. The phase will begin in 2023 when the IAF opens.

In addition to the terminal apron and taxilane project, BNA Visionprojects currently underway include the airport’s new Parking and Transportation Center, which will open this fall, and the Concourse D and terminal wings expansion, which will be completed in 2020.

As with all other airport capital improvement projects, no local tax dollars will be used to fund BNA VisionTake a virtual 360-degree tour, view renderings and watch the BNA Vision video at BNAVision.com.

Phase one design of the terminal apron and taxilane expansion project is by Garver, and the general contractor is Eutaw Construction. The contract for phase two has not yet been awarded.

BNA is currently served by 14 airlines and offers 450 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 65 destinations.

With nearly 18.3 million passengers in 2019, Nashville International Airport (BNA) has been one of the fastest growing airports in North America. According to a recent study, in 2018 alone, BNA generated more than $7.1 billion in total economic impact, supported more than 67,000 jobs in the region, and produced more than $392 million in state, local and federal taxes. BNA receives no local tax dollars. For more information, visit flynashville.com. Follow us on Facebook: @NashvilleInternationalAirport, Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville.

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