Nashville International Airport’s New Horizon renovation plan

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Things at the Nashville International Airport are really taking off. The airport announced a renovation plan Friday coined “New Horizons” — a $1.4 billion overhaul that will span the course of six years.

The project is expected to be completed by late 2028 and follows BNA Vision, which began in 2017 and will continue through this next year. The new expansion and goal to enhance traveler experience comes after the airport revealed a record number of passengers to pass through the BNA checkpoint in May (a staggering 840,258 people). Preliminary plans include:

✈️ More gates, moving walkways, and additional concessions in Concourse A and D
✈️ A new air freight facility to better support airline cargo requirements
✈️ Roadway improvements to ease traffic flow out of terminals + garages
✈️ Baggage handling updates including sorting bags by flight + speed security inspections

The New Horizons design phase will take flight in August and be paid for by bonds, federal and state aviation grants, Passenger Facility Charges, and other airport funds.

As BNA Vision nears completion, the airport will open a new international arrivals facility, a 14-story hotel, and an expanded airport entrance — all scheduled to be finished in 2023.