Construction is set to start of a new International Arrivals Terminal (IAT) and an expanded terminal lobby at Nashville International Airport, the largest components of a six-year long project called BNA Vision with a budget in excess of USD1 billion.
The lobby expansion and IAT will encompass 440,000 ft 2 (40877.3 m 2 ). The IAT will be an extension to the central terminal at Nashville, replacing the existing International Arrivals building. The older infrastructure will be demolished when the new IAT becomes operational.
The combined team of Hensel Phelps and Fentress Architects was awarded the design and build contract for the IAT and lobby, which is budgeted at USD317 million. Completion is set for 2023. The IAT will have six gates to accommodate aircraft up to the B-777-300ER.
Nashville officials told Jane’s that passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) elsewhere at the airport will be repurposed for the IAT. The baggage-handling system will be extended with some new components but the supplier has not yet been determined.
On completion of the IAT, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) area will include 24 lanes (10 more than in Nashville currently). Jane’s was told that implementation of Automated Security Lanes (ASLs) is being discussed for the security checkpoint but no decision has been reached.
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