Work has started on the new Concourse D at Nashville International Airport (BNA). The project is part of BNA Vision, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s growth and expansion plan.
The 115,000sq ft (10,684m2) facility will feature six domestic aircraft gates and new dining and retail options. In addition, the project entails expanding the airport’s ticketing lobby and baggage claim hall by adding 200,000sq ft (18,580m2) of space to the north and south ends of the main building. Other components of the development include remodeling 136,000sq ft (12,635m2) of existing terminal space and constructing an 11,000sq ft (1,022m2) central utility plant.
Other BNA Vision projects underway include the airport’s new parking and transportation centre, which will open in late 2018, and the terminal apron and taxilane expansion project, the first of two phases of which will complete in summer 2019. Upon completion in 2023, BNA Vision will include also include an expanded central terminal, airport administration building, a potential hotel and transit connection, and a state-of-the-art international arrivals facility.
“This new Concourse D will give us more capacity for commercial air service to meet the rising demand for travel to and from Nashville,” said Doug Kreulen, MNAA president and CEO. “And we will see to it that the look and feel of this space reflects the sights and sounds, tastes and hospitality for which Music City is so well known. With multiple BNA Vision projects now underway, the world-class airport we’re building for this world-class city is beginning to take shape.”
The Concourse D project is set for completion in summer 2020. BNA is currently served by 14 airlines, offers 450 daily flights to 65 destinations and was used by 14.1m passengers last year.
Image: Work has started on Concourse D at Nashville International Airport. (Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority)