The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) has broken ground on the new Concourse D at Nashville International Airport (BNA), Tennessee. The project is part of BNA Vision, MNAA’s dynamic growth and expansion plan.
The 115,000ft² Concourse D will feature six domestic aircraft gates and a variety of new dining and retail options. In addition to the new concourse, the project entails expanding the airport’s ticketing lobby and baggage claim by adding 200,000ft² of space to the north and south ends of the terminal.
Other components of the project include remodeling 136,000ft² of existing terminal space and building an 11,000ft² central utility plant. The Concourse D project is set for completion in summer 2020.
“Like our city, Nashville International Airport is growing and adapting to meet the needs of our community,” said Nashville Mayor David Briley. “The groundbreaking marks a significant part of the airport’s ongoing expansion plans, and that growth is essential to our city’s continued economic success. The new and improved airport will make Nashville an even more inviting place and benefit our region as a driver of business travel and tourism for years to come.”
Bobby Joslin, chair of the MNAA board of commissioners, added, “Travelers 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.”
Other BNA Vision projects underway include the airport’s new Parking and Transportation Center, which will open in late 2018, and the terminal apron and taxi lane expansion project, which will complete the first of two phases in summer 2019.
Launched in July 2016, BNA Vision is MNAA’s dynamic growth and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport. Upon its completion in 2023, BNA Vision will include a Parking and Transportation Center, new Concourse D, expanded central terminal, airport administration building, potential hotel and transit connection, and a state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility. The design-build team for the Concourse D project is Hensel Phelps and Fentress Architects.