NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville International Airport has broken ground on its new Concourse D.
The groundbreaking took place Wednesday morning and is part of the airport’s expansion plan, aptly called BNA Vision.
Officials said the 115,000-square-foot concourse will feature six domestic aircraft gates, in addition to new dining and retail options. The project would also expand the ticketing lobby and baggage claim by adding 200,000 square feet of space to the north and south ends of the terminal.
“Like our city, Nashville International Airport is growing and adapting to meet the needs of our community,” said Nashville Mayor David Briley.
Briley said the expansion would benefit Nashville both in terms of business travel and tourism for "years to come."
Late last year, airport officials released renderings for the plan that includes a renovated terminal and new plaza, hotel, and transit station for light rail.
More than 13 million people travel in and out of BNA today – that number has been expected to exceed 23 million by 2041.
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