Eyes On The Horizon

By 2041, the population of the Greater Nashville Area is expected to surpass 2.5 million people. By 2023, BNA passenger traffic will grow from 18 million today to more than 23 million. BNA Vision is the dynamic expansion plan designed to get in front of this growth and maintain Nashville International as a world-class airport.

Precise details of BNA Vision will evolve as individual projects take shape, but the current plan includes:

  • Interim International Arrivals Building
    • Project complete and operational
  • Terminal Garage
    • Project complete and operational
  • Terminal Apron and Taxilane Expansion
    • Phase 1: Complete
    • Phase 2: To be completed in 2023 (contract not yet awarded)
  • Expanding Concourse D and Building a Central Utility Plant
    • Currently in progress
    • Central Utility Plant is complete
    • Concourse D will open in Summer 2020
  • Expanding the Ticketing Lobby and Baggage Claim
    • North Terminal Wing Expansion is complete.
    • South Terminal Wing Expansion will be completed in 2020 (August for Level 3/Ticketing Stations and South Security Checkpoint, late September for Level 2/Baggage Claim expansion)
  • Additional Terminal Garage, Pedestrian Plaza and Airport Administrative Office Building
    • Currently in Progress
    • Garage Levels 1-4 will be completed in Summer 2020
    • Garage Levels 5-6 and the pedestrian plaza will be completed in early 2021
    • The Airport Administrative Office will be completed in late 2020
  • On-Site Hotel and Additional Terminal Garage
    • Currently in Programming and Design
    • Opening 2023
  • State-of-the-Art International Arrivals Facility (IAF)
    • Early construction is underway
    • Opening 2023
  • Terminal Lobby Renovation
    • Early construction is underway
    • To be completed in Late 2023
  • Donelson Pike Relocation and Terminal Access Roadway Improvements 
    • Currently in design
    • To be completed in 2023

Final Environmental Assessment and FONSI

Click here for the BNA Vision Final Environmental Assessment.
Click here for the signed FAA Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for BNA Vision.

How is BNA Vision funded?

No local tax dollars will be used. Rather, funding will come from bonds, federal and state aviation grants, Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs) and other airport funds.

How long will BNA Vision take to complete?

BNA Vision is expected to be completed over the next five-to-seven years. Individual projects will be phased in with different start and completion dates during this time.