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FY2019 Total Passengers
17,171,821
Senior Bond Ratings
A1/A+
Debt Outstanding
$260 million

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 contributes through passenger facility charges and parking fees.

To ensure its financial viability, the Authority entered into a signatory airline use and lease agreement (the agreement) effective through June 30, 2022.  The agreement establishes three cost centers:  airfield, terminal and terminal ramp area.  The current agreement utilizes a “hybrid” airline rate-setting methodology with landing fees being calculated on a residual basis, terminal rental rates being fixed and terminal ramp area rates established through a compensatory methodology.  Other than the airfield cost center, signatory airlines are not required to provide for break-even financial operations of the airport.

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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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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