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FY2023 Total Passengers
21.9 million
Senior Bond Ratings
FY2023 Ending Outstanding Debt
$1.7 billion

About Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority

Since 1970, The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (the "Authority") has owned and operated Nashville International Airport (the Airport or BNA) and John C. Tune Airport (JWN), a general aviation reliever airport.  The Authority is a self-financing entity and uses no local tax dollars.

To generate needed revenue, the Authority collects fees, rents and other charges from users such as airlines, car rental companies and concessionaires.  Air travelers also contribute through passenger facility charges and parking fees.

To ensure its financial viability, the Authority entered into a new Signatory Airline Use and Lease agreement (the agreement) effective July 1, 2023.  The Agreement has an eight-year term with one two-year mutual renewal.  Highlights of the agreement include: 

  • Annual Minimum Signatory Airline Commitment: Passenger carriers must pay at least 1% of the total rates, charges, and fees paid by all signatory airlines.  Cargo carriers must pay at least 1% of annual landing fees paid by all signatory airlines.  
  • Landing fee methodology remains residual. 
  • The terminal rate methodology changes to commercial compensatory with a 50% airline rented space minimum if certain debt service coverage requirements are not met. 
  • Rolling debt service coverage is incorporated in all rate calculations for airline cost centers.
  • Signatory airline support for John C. Tune airport continues.

BNA Vision Capital Development Program

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The Team

Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E.

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Lisa Lankford

Executive Vice President, Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Strategy Officer

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Robert L. Ramsey, P.E., A.A.E., IAP

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

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Margaret M. Basrai, CPA, CGMA, C.M.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Neale R. Bedrock , J.D.

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

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