BNA Satellite Concourse Now Ready for Takeoff

A view from outside the Nashville International AirportFor the past three months, Nashville International Airport (BNA) has been a bit busier than in the past. Since October, flights have been flying into and departing from a new eight-gate satellite concourse, an extension on the airport’s main terminal. The new concourse, added to accommodate increased travel to Nashville and Middle Tennessee broadly, is one part of the larger $1.2 billion BNA Vision redevelopment project that began back in 2017.

The New Concourse

Holder Construction and Corgan and Gresham Smith oversaw the work on the new satellite concourse, which was completed in time for an Oct. 21 soft opening. The grand opening is set to take place at a later date. The 89,000 square foot facility is adjacent to Concourse C. It features eight domestic arrival gates, modern amenities, and several concession options.

As of now, the free-standing concourse mostly services Spirit and Allegiant Airline short route flights. The people arriving on those flights go through the main terminal’s security checkpoint and then take a short shuttle ride from Concourse C to the satellite.

Once they arrive at the terminal, customers have a bevy of options when it comes to eating, drinking, and shopping. There are local restaurants serving all three meals throughout the day, Distillery District Market for those looking to purchase spirits, and Gulch Goods and Nashville Supply Co. for shopping. Meanwhile, restaurants Jimmy John’s, TX/MX, Bongo Java, and Fat Bottom Brewery are expected to open soon.

BNA Vision

The BNA Vision redevelopment project was more of a necessity than a luxury. The airport saw a record 21.9 million travelers in 2023, more than doubling its total from a decade prior. There was an obvious need for more of just about everything and that’s exactly what this project provided. The satellite concourse joins the newly renovated Terminal Lobby and new International Arrivals Facility. Concourse D and Terminal Wings Expansion, Terminal Garages 1 and 2, Interim International Arrivals Building, and Terminal Apron and Taxi Lane Expansion in the pool of recently completed projects.

Meanwhile, a Hilton-Branded Hotel and Terminal garage are scheduled to be completed early this year, the Donelson Pike Relocation is on track to finish in 2026, and a terminal access roadway improvement project is slated to begin in 2026 and end in 2028.

At Construction Protection Systems, we’re proud to have played a small part in the development of the BNA Satellite Concourse project. Stay tuned for more updates from the makers of 1-2-3 Door Shield—the original, reusable door protection system.

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