BNA unveils new 40-foot-tall monument

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – On Thursday, Nashville International Airport unveiled a new 40-foot-tall BNA monument at its entrance on 1 Terminal Drive off Interstate 40.

The monument features the Nashville airport code, BNA, which stands for Berry Field Nashville in honor of the airport’s first administrator, Colonel Harry S. Berry.

Each day at sunset, the monument will light up, giving off the blue and yellow colors of the airport.

“As we celebrate a record fiscal year in 2022 with 18.4 million passengers, it’s important to have a main entrance that commands attention and welcomes our passengers every day,” said Doug Kreulen, President and CEO. from the management of BNA. “Nashville is known for its skyline and iconic identities. Over the past few years, our airport code, BNA, has become recognizable to passengers and visitors and celebrates our history. Now we are delighted to have a monument with a familiar identifier that embraces passengers as soon as you enter our premises.”

The airport is experiencing continued growth, with expansion plans underway with projects due for completion in 2023 and 2028. The first of the projects, called BNA Vision, will include the opening of the airport’s first hotel. The second project, called New Horizon, will expand two concourses, add a new cargo building and improve terminal roads, among other renovations.

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