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Massive Fill Project Begins at BNA

Massive Fill Project Begins at BNA
First of 55,000+ Dump Truck Loads Deposited into 50-Foot Depression Near Terminal
Terminal Apron and Taxilane Expansion Project Will Accommodate Future Expansion

NASHVILLE – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today deposited the first of more than 55,000 dump truck loads of material into a 50-foot depression adjacent to the airport terminal, a project that is vital to future expansion at Nashville International Airport (BNA).

The terminal apron and taxilane project is part of BNA Vision, the airport’s growth and expansion plan. Once the project is complete, the airport will gain more than 13 acres of surface area, which is needed to build a state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility (IAF) and accommodate larger aircraft typically used for international travel. Construction of the IAF will begin in 2019, and it will open in 2023.


 The terminal apron and taxilane project will be implemented in two phases: 

  • Phase 1: Filling the depression and placing asphalt for the construction staging area for the IAF. Currently underway with completion set for summer 2019. 
  • Phase 2: Paving the filled depression with concrete to create additional space for aircraft parking and maneuvering. The phase will begin in 2023 when the IAF opens.

In addition to the terminal apron and taxilane project, BNA Vision projects currently underway include the airport’s new Parking and Transportation Center, which will open this fall, and the Concourse D and terminal wings expansion, which will be completed in 2020.


As with all other airport capital improvement projects, no local tax dollars will be used to fund BNA Vision. Take a virtual 360-degree tour, view renderings and watch the BNA Vision video at BNAvision.com.


Phase one design of the terminal apron and taxilane expansion project is by Garver, and the general contractor is Eutaw Construction. The contract for phase two has not yet been awarded.


BNA is currently served by 14 airlines and offers 450 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 65 destinations.

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The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) was established in 1970, and owns and operates Nashville International Airport (BNA) and John C. Tune Airport (JWN). With more than 14.1 million passengers visiting each year, Nashville International Airport is the fourth fastest growing airport among the top 50 airports in North America. BNA serves 450 daily flights to more than 65 nonstop markets. It is the 33rd busiest airport in the U.S. MNAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit flynashville.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/NashvilleInternationalAirport and follow us on Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville. Learn more about BNA Vision, our growth and expansion plan for the airport, at BNAVision.com.

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