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Nashville International Airport
Facts and History about Nashville International Airport
Nashville International Airport (IATA: BNA, ICAO: KBNA, FAA LID: BNA) is in the southeastern section of Nashville, Tennessee, United States.
Established in 1937, it has four asphalt runways and covers an area of 3,900 acres with annual passenger traffic of 8.2 million in 2020. It sits 183 meters above sea level at 36°07′36″N and 086°40′55″W.
The airport has arriving and departing flights with nonstop flights to North America and Europe.
Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at Nashville International Airport
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History of Nashville International Airport
In 1935, a Citizens Committee appointed by Nashville Mayor Hillary Howse, identified a 340-acre site comprising four adjoining farms located along the Dixie Highway (now Murfreesboro Road) to become Nashville’s first airport site.
After two years of construction, the Airport opened in 1937 as Berry Field in honor of Colonel Harry S. Berry.
It consisted of a terminal building, two hangars, a 4,000-foot concrete runway, and a flashing beacon. American Airlines and Eastern Airlines were the first air carriers to serve Nashville, and within a year, 189,000 passengers had used the facilities.
During World War II, Berry Field became a military base for the 4th Ferrying Command. The military returned a 1,500-acre airport to the city in 1946.
Expansions were carried out in the 1960s, A new 145,900 square-foot passenger terminal opened in 1961, a year after the inaugural flight of jet-powered service at Nashville. By 1961, six airlines were serving Nashville, and airline passengers exceeded 500,000 people.
In 1963, the existing Runway (2L/20R) was extended by 600 feet, and construction began on a new crosswind Runway (13/31).
In 1987 the Airport dedicated the new 750,000 square-foot passenger terminal.
In 1994, the Airport relocated Runway 2C/20C and extended it to 8,000 feet. Major airline industry changes since the 1990s (including the growth of Southwest Airlines and legacy airline consolidation) have resulted in significantly different demand patterns, a reduction in the number of connecting passengers, and growth in the number of origin and destination passengers.
Today, the airport has one terminal with four concourses (A, B, C, and D) with 42 gates.
Its busiest domestic routes in 2020 include Denver, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Orlando, Florida, Charlotte, North Carolina, Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois, Los Angeles, California, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Phoenix, Arizona, and Detroit, Michigan.
Transfer Services at Nashville International Airport
The airport provides state-of-the-art systems to ensure effective, safe, and efficient transportation for its customers. Transportation services to/from Nashville Airport include rental cars, taxis, rideshares, shuttles, and public buses.
Rental Car Services at Nashville International Airport
The rental car service counters are located on the Arrivals Level (Baggage Claim) at the North end, just past Baggage Carousel.
When ready to return your vehicle to the airport car rental, drive to the airport and follow the “Rental Car Return” signs. Remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle.
Ride Shares at Nashville International Airport
App-based ride services pick their passengers at the Airport Ground Transportation Center on Level 1 of Terminal Garage 2.
Passengers can reserve rideshare by downloading the company’s app on their smartphone and coordinating directly with their driver. They can also request a ride a few days before their flight to avoid the inconvenience.
For their safety, passengers may ask the driver to show proof of identity and booking records.
The drop-off area is on the arrivals level of the terminal.
Taxis at Nashville International Airport
Taxis pick up passengers at the Ground Transportation Center on Level 1 of Terminal Garage 2.
From the airport, the meter starts at $7.00, and the rate is $2.10 per mile.
The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County sets the taxi rates. There is a flat rate of $25.00 to the downtown Nashville area plus an additional passenger charge of $1.00 when accompanying the original passenger and proceeding to the same destination.
If you need to travel outside the city of the Nashville area, please consult your driver for rates. Fares may exceed the amount shown on the meter.
Additionally, please tip your driver for their service. Most taxis will accept either cash payment or a major credit card, but it is helpful to ask in advance. It is customary to give the driver a tip (15-20% of the fare).
Taxi drop-off passengers on the arrivals level of the terminal. More information about taxis to and from Nashville Airport.
Trains at Nashville International Airport
Nashville does not have a railway station anymore. The Union Station ceased train operation in 1979.
If you are trying to reach the city by train, you may use one of the nearby rail stations and either rent a car, transfer to an Amtrak bus or connect with a Greyhound bus to continue to Nashville.
Alternatively, you can choose other forms of convenient transportation that will bring you directly to your final destination.
Buses at Nashville International Airport
One of the most convenient ways to reach downtown Nashville from the Airport is Express Bus 18 and Local Bus 18.
Buses pick up passengers at the Ground Transportation Center. The drop-off center is at the Arrival Level.
A one-way bus fare from the airport to downtown Nashville is $2.00. More information about buses to and from Nashville Airport.
Hotel Shuttle Services at Nashville International Airport
Many hotels in Nashville provide shuttle services. Some of the services require reservations. Passengers may confirm with their local hotel if this is available at their accommodation.
Shuttles pick up passengers at the Ground Transportation Center. The drop-off center is at the Arrival Level. Need to book a hotel? See a selection of hotels near Nashville Airport.
Parking at Nashville International Airport
The airport provides several parking options to its customers. The parking facilities are open 24/7.
Shuttle buses are available to connect the parking areas to the gates of the airport terminal building. More information about short and long-term parking at Nashville Airport.
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Wi-Fi at Nashville International Airport
Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas at BNA frequented by the public. Please connect to “Boingo Hotspot.”
ATMs at Nashville International Airport
For your convenience, ATMs are located at the A/B checkpoint, pre-security; and at the north & south ends of the central security checkpoint. Additionally, there are ATMs near gates B-10 & C-14, and near the terminal entrance, across from baggage carousel 7.
Currency Exchange at Nashville International Airport
Currency exchange services are available at SunTrust Bank on the ticketing level.
Nursing Stations at Nashville International Airport
Nashville International Airport provides a dedicated nursing room for mothers who need to breastfeed or breast pump privately. It's located past security near the A/B concourse food court.
The room is the size of a family restroom and has amenities including a sink, a baby changing table, a comfortable chair, outlets to plug in your electric breast pump, and room for a stroller.
Travelers are advised to be aware of TSA policies regarding breast milk.
Restrooms at Nashville International Airport
Restrooms are conveniently located throughout the terminal.
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Smoking at Nashville International Airport
Smoking is permitted in selected areas outside of the airport terminal buildings. Smoking inside the building is not allowed. Please follow smoking regulations.
Lost and Found Section at Nashville International Airport
For items lost on the aircraft or at the gate area, please contact the respective airlines lost and found.
If you lost an item in any other area at the airport, including the security checkpoints and shuttle buses, please contact the Lost and Found Office at +1 615-275-1675 or complete the Lost and Found process at the Information Center located on the Baggage Claim Level.
When leaving your details for lost items(s), please include your full name, contact details, phone, email, and a description of the item(s).
The airport will keep all lost and found items for a considerable time of 30 days. After said period, the property will be deemed abandoned. Please talk to the airport representative at the counter.
Information Center at Nashville International Airport
Information Center kiosks are located in the Ticketing Lobby (Level 3) near the escalators. The Information Center provides customer paging, including visual paging for the hearing impaired, language assistance, information, and passenger guidance.
Ticketing Counters at Nashville International Airport
Passengers will follow the signs to "Ticketing" leading to airline ticketing counters at the terminal.
Lounges at Nashville International Airport
The airport provides many comfortable areas for travelers to rest while they are in transit. See and book airport lounges at Nashville International Airport.
Pet Relief at Nashville International Airport
Outdoor pet relief areas are located at the Departures Level (curbside, Level 3), one on the North end and the other on the South.
Passengers traveling with a service animal can request an escort from their airline or Travelers Assistance to the pet relief area.
Please note that animals are not permitted in the terminals at the airport unless they are in proper pet carriers or being used to assist disabled individuals.
Airline policies regarding pets vary widely and it is highly recommended that you contact the airline before making a reservation.
Baggage Claim at Nashville International Airport
Please retrieve your luggage at the Baggage Claim area on the ground level of the terminal. Baggage Carts are available to assist you with any luggage or special needs.
In the case of missing items, contact your respective airline or their airline ticket counter. Passengers can also inquire from the Information Center for further assistance.
Airport Lost and Found Phone: +1 615-275-1675.
When leaving a message, include your name, email, contact phone number, and a brief description of the lost item(s).
Disabled Passengers at Nashville International Airport
The airport is fully accessible to people with special needs, and wheelchairs may be taken to the gate and aircraft door.
Airline passengers should notify the airline, travel agent, ticketing agent, flight attendant, or gate agent when carts, wheelchairs, or medical transportation is needed.
Please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance.
Things to do in Nashville
There are a number of activities to suit all ages and interests in the region - see a selection of tourist activities in Nashville, Tennessee in the United States of America.
Nashville International Airport Contacts
Address: 1 Terminal Drive, Nashville, TN 37214, USA
General Phone: +1 615-275-1675
General Email: https://flynashville.freshdesk.com/support/home
Lost and Found Email: https://flynashville.freshdesk.com/support/home
Lost and Found Phone: +1 615-275-1675
Official Website: https://flynashville.com/
Drive on: Right
Plug: A, B
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Wi-Fi at Airport: Free Wi-Fi is available in this facility. From the Settings menu, select “Wi-Fi” and then choose the “Boingo Hotspot.”
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