The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) has broken ground on new Concourse D at Nashville International Airport (BNA) as part of ‘BNA Vision’, MNAA’s growth and expansion plan.
The 115,000ft² Concourse D will feature six domestic aircraft gates and new dining and retail options. The project includes addition of 200,000ft² of space to the north and south ends of the terminal to expand the Ticketing Lobby and Baggage Claim.
Also, 136,000ft² of existing terminal space will be remodelled and an 11,000ft² central utility plant will be constructed.
The Concourse D project is expected to be completed in 2020.
Nashville Mayor David Briley said: “Like our city, Nashville International Airport is growing and adapting to meet the needs of our community. The new and improved BNA will make Nashville an even more inviting place and benefit our region as a driver of business travel and tourism for years to come.”
Other projects underway include the new Parking and Transportation Centre, which will open in late 2018, as well as the terminal apron and taxilane expansion project, of which the first of two phases will be completed in 2019.
BNA Vision has been launched in July 2016 and upon its completion in 2023, a Parking and Transportation Centre, new Concourse D, expanded central terminal, airport administration building, potential hotel and transit connection, and a modern International Arrivals Facility will be constructed. No local tax money will be used to fund BNA Vision.
Hensel Phelps and Fentress Architects is the design-build team for the Concourse D project.
Currently, BNA is served by 14 airlines and offers 450 daily flights. The Nashville Airport provides non-stop air service to more than 65 destinations.
MNAA Board of Commissioners chair Bobby Joslin said: “Travellers want and need more aircraft gates, more destinations, more dining and more retail as part of their BNA experience. That’s exactly what we’ll be giving them when this project is completed.
“The new Concourse D is one of many projects that comprise BNA Vision. I couldn’t be more pleased with the overall direction of our airport and how we are rising to the challenge.”