Now in effect:
BNA’s terminal now operates as two terminals, as the center section of the Departures level has closed for expansion and will remain that way until 2023.. To avoid delays, passengers will need to use the correct security checkpoint (North or South) to get to their gates. It’s important to match your airline with the correct terminal to be in the right place.
Ticketing, check-in and passenger screening are located at the north and south ends of the Departures level, so it’s important to use the correct entrance when you arrive. Again, ample signage will guide you to the correct entrance, the correct security checkpoint and the correct gate.
Once past the security checkpoint, there is no passage between Concourses A/B and Concourses C/D. (Getting to another concourse on the other side of the airport will require exiting and going through security screening a second time.)
The central escalators and elevator have closed. Escalators and elevators on the north and south sides provide access between levels. Click here for more information.
Know Before You Go
Each checkpoint provides access to the following airlines:
|SOUTH TERMINAL||NORTH TERMINAL|
|Allegiant||Boutique Air||Jet Blue|
|Southwest||Cape Air||Sun Country|
Watch for Signs to Direct You
Signs will be placed in the following locations to guide you to the correct checkpoint (North or South) to catch your flight:
- Airport roadways
- Inside the terminal (all levels)
What We’re Doing
We’re making big changes to the main terminal, which means we need to close the center section for the safety of our passengers. This is a temporary change, and all concourses on the secure side will connect again when construction is complete in 2023. Upon completion, we’ll have a bigger, better BNA with:
- A pedestrian bridge connecting the Terminal Garage to the terminal building
- Expanded central security screening checkpoint (24 screening lanes)
- A state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility (6 gates)
- New marketplace just past the security checkpoint with a variety of dining, retail and service amenities
- A new look, complete with a higher roof and windows for compelling airfield views
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this change permanent or temporary?
This development is temporary, but it will last until late 2023, when construction is scheduled to be completed on the major elements of the terminal expansion and renovation.
Will this affect my arrival time? Do I need to arrive earlier than normal?
No. As always, passengers are advised to arrive in the terminal at least two hours prior to their scheduled departure.
What if my connecting flight is in another terminal?
The vast majority of arriving and connecting flights will be in the same terminal. Passengers whose connecting flights are not in the same terminal as their arriving flights will need to exit the terminal and go through the security checkpoint at the other terminal.
Will the Baggage Claim be affected by the terminal split?
The Baggage Claim will not be split during construction, so you will be able to pass from one side to the other as needed. Barrier walls have been built in some places as construction continues.
If my connecting flight is in a different terminal from my arriving flight, will my luggage carry over to my connecting flight?
Baggage should carry over to your connecting flight. You should not have to go to the Baggage Claim to retrieve your baggage to take with you. However, we recommend checking with your airline upon arrival, just in case.
Will this change affect where passengers are dropped off?
Watch for curbside signs on the Departures level. They will tell you where to drop off passengers, either North Terminal or South Terminal. The center of the Ticketing Lobby has closed for construction and expansion, making it even more important to drop off passengers at the correct terminal. Passengers may no longer pass through the center of the Ticketing Lobby, but there are designated entrances for North Terminal and South Terminal to guide you.
Is there anything I should know about parking?
- Passengers may continue to park in the garage or surface lot they prefer (Terminal Garages 1 & 2, Terminal Lot A and Valet). Click here for daily rates and more information about parking options.
- There are now two entrances to the terminal on Level 1: a North Terminal entrance and a South Terminal entrance. Passengers coming from the Terminal Garages and Terminal Lot A will need to enter on the sides of the building, rather than the old entrance at the center of the building.
How can I get assistance if I have a question?
We have two Information Center kiosks on the Departures level: one on the North side, and one on the South side. You may also call 615-275-2098 for assistance.
Why do you have to close the center lobby completely?
For the safety of our passengers, and to speed up the construction timeline. The center of the Departures level is currently a construction zone with demolition and construction happening simultaneously. By phasing the construction process in this way, we will be able to reopen the center of the Departures level approximately a year earlier!
Will the terminal connect again at the end of construction?
Yes. All concourses will connect on the secure side of the airport in 2023, once construction is complete.