More changes coming to Nashville airport


More changes are on the way for Nashville’s airport as it continues its plan expand and get ahead of the city’s growth.

BNA Vision, the plan to expand the airport, is more than one year into construction.

This is really going to improve and grow our airport and make it the best world-class airport for our city,” said Shannon Sumrall, the Nashville International Airport spokesperson.

This fall, a 2,000 space parking garage and transportation center opens, cutting down the time passenger John Bodle spends finding a free spot.

“Well I drove around long-term for a while, then ended up in short-term and just happened upon one,” said Bodle, of Murfreesboro.

On Friday a new nonstop flight to London begins. It forced workers to whip up a new gate ahead of schedule.

“We needed something done in preparation for British Airways and additional international flights that may come online before 2023, so that included upgrading our current international arrivals facility,” said Sumrall.

Eventually, a new international terminal will go in with more flights, which is a plus for jet-setters.

“I think we need to drive to Atlanta to get that kind of flight or New York. Having it here it would be wonderful,” said Teresa Bodle, of Murfreesboro.

“I actually go to Thailand every year, so that would help me if they’re not going to have a direct flight to Thailand,” said Nashville resident Kate Ratliff.

BNA will only ask for one thing.

“Have patience with all the construction that’s underway. The roadways we know, we’re trying our best to make sure that it’s easy to get around,” said Sumrall.

The airport will also build an on-site hotel, expanded concourse and more by 2023.

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