Nashville International Airport opens fourth concourse

Posted at 2:31 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 08:40:24-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Continuing its dynamic renovation and expansion program, Nashville International Airport opened its new Concourse D on Friday, adding six domestic aircraft gates, 115,000 square feet of terminal space, compelling public art displays and a variety of features for travelers.

The new gates will be operated by Southwest Airlines.

Built by Hensel Phelps Construction Co. and designed by Fentress Architects, BNA’s new Concourse D represents more than 1 million hours of labor by more than 2,100 workers, 78% of whom are local.

“The new Concourse D and extended ticket wings bring much-needed components to our airport and are part of the ‘BNA Vision,’ our ongoing program to provide this region with the world-class airport it requires and demands,” said Trey Harwell, chair of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority’s Board of Commissioners.

Traveler amenities and special features include two public art installations and art cases showcasing selections from BNA’s permanent collection, Wi-Fi, restrooms, a mother’s room, an indoor service animal relief area, compelling airfield views and new terrazzo flooring.

Concourse D was designed, built and operates using LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

Administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED provides a framework for healthy, highly efficient, and cost-saving green buildings. “Green” components of Concourse D include recycling receptacles, energy-efficient lighting, water conservation, an electrochromic glass that blocks out excessive sunlight and heat, geothermal cooling and an emphasis on regional labor.

Additionally, the project included more than $55 million in contracts for small, minority and women-owned business enterprises (SMWBEs) as part of the airport’s ongoing commitment to diversity and economic inclusion. Seventy certified firms participated in the project.

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