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Published on : Friday, August 5, 2016
A $1 billion redevelopment project has been unveiled by the MNAA or the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. This project has been designed to enable the airport authorities deal effectively with the ever-increasing passenger traffic.
As per the development plan, new improvements would be made to security screening lanes, International Arrivals Building would be constructed and new gates would be added to the airport. Apart from this, the lobby areas as well as the concourses would be expanded. In addition, a brand new parking garage would also be built that would contain as much as 2,000 spaces. The plans for all these developmental projects would be phased out within the next seven years.
The funding for the redevelopment project would be sourced from Passenger Facility Charges, state and federal aviation grants, bonds and other airport funds.
Rob Wigington, CEO and president, MNAA, said that the population of the Greater Nashville Area would cross 2.5 million within 2035. He also said that by that time, the passenger traffic of Nashville International Airport would grow up to 20 million from 12 million. He then said that the passenger traffic increases with every week, month and year.
Wigington also said that the aim of the projects of the BNA Vision is to ensure the convenience and safety of the passengers by offering them parking facilities, increased security times and including everything that is associated to international travel – with a view to addressing this growth in passenger traffic. We then said that the authorities are excited to work on this vision.
Besides the expansion of the concourses C and D, the airport would also witness the construction of the ‘Grand Ole Lobby’. Travellers would be welcomed into the central entrance hall that would have great views of the airfield and natural light.
The project would also include the construction of a hotel comprising 200 to 300 rooms and multi-modal access.