Airport lands sushi eatery Hissho

Nashville International Airport officials announced today Hissho Sushi has opened, the 27th restaurant at the facility.

The opening of Hissho  — the name means “certain victory” in Japanese, according to the company’s website — follows Vino Volo having opened in June. Berry Field Bistro, a farm-to table and bakery concept, is scheduled to open at BNA this fall.

Operated by Bethesda, Maryland-based HMSHost, Hissho Sushi is located near the Concourse C food court. It serves appetizers, nigari, sashimi, maki rolls and specialty rolls. The restaurant’s bar serves sake, beer, spirits and wine.

“Hissho Sushi is our newest restaurant to open at BNA offering fresh, hand-rolled sushi as well as other delicious Japanese-style dishes,” Rob Wigington, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority president and CEO, said. “This is the new look of airport food, and we’re proud to offer such a diverse selection of dining options at BNA.”

Jul 9, 2015 1:15 PM

JetBlue returns to BNA

Airline to begin Boston, Fort Lauderdale service in 2016
Jun 23, 2015 9:40 AM

Airport announces nonstop flights to Atlantic City, Miami

Officials with Nashville International Airport (BNA) today announced Choice Aire will begin offering nonstop flights from Music City to Atlantic City and Miami beginning in May.

The flights to Atlantic City International Airport and Miami International Airport will take place five days a week, beginning May 21.

"We are pleased to welcome Choice Aire to Nashville and to announce new nonstop service to Atlantic City and additional nonstop service to Miami," Rob Wigington (pictured), Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority president and CEO, said in a release. "Our aggressive and successful air service program continues to increase air service and deliver nonstop flights to new destinations, meeting the needs of our business and leisure travelers."

Mar 27, 2015 1:36 PM

Airport tops 11 million passengers in ’14

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority announced today that more than 11 million passengers were served at the Nashville International Airport in 2014.

In 2014, approximately 11,039,634 passengers traveled into and out of BNA, a 6.6 percent increase compared to the figure of the previous year.

This marks the first time during its 77-year history the airport has surpassed the 11 million passenger mark, according to a release.

“Nashville International Airport continues to ascend at a record-setting pace, reaching new heights each day, month and year,” MNAA President and CEO Rob Wigington said in the release. “This underscores Nashville’s thriving economy and vibrant tourism market making Music City the destination of choice for so many. We look forward to carrying this momentum into the new year and are excited to help Nashville and Middle Tennessee continue to soar.”

Jan 14, 2015 10:52 AM

'Continue laying the groundwork for international service'

BNA's Wigington targets key cities for future growth
Dec 29, 2014 7:00 AM

Southwest brings BNA daily non-stop service to Bay Area

Direct flights to Oakland to begin in 2015
Dec 17, 2014 11:10 AM

Airport adds free Wi-Fi

Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority officials today announced that Nashville International Airport (BNA) passengers can now check email, post to social media and browse the Internet through the airport’s enhanced public Wi-Fi network.

The complimentary service is enabled by the airport’s longtime Wi-Fi provider, Boingo Wireless, using the company’s media platform to provide free Wi-Fi through advertising sponsorships. Nashville passengers can enjoy 30 minutes of free Wi-Fi access after watching an ad, completing a survey or downloading an app. The service will not cost the authority any extra expense.

“BNA continues to set monthly and yearly record passenger levels,” Rob Wigington, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority president and CEO, said in a release. “Our enhanced ad-supported Wi-Fi model makes it possible for us to offer high-quality free service while still investing in the network to ensure an outstanding connectivity experience.”

Los Angeles-based Boingo manages services at more than 75 airports. Founded in 2006, the company totaled revenues of $106.7 million in 2013.

Jun 3, 2014 1:25 PM

S&P lifts part of MNAA rating

Ratings group keeps airport operator's outlook at stable
May 16, 2014 2:54 PM

Southwest to fly nonstop to Reagan

Nashville International Airport (BNA) today announced Southwest Airlines will begin offering three daily nonstop flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), effective Aug. 10.

Currently, BNA services D.C. (both Dulles International and DCA) and Baltimore (Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport) via American Airlines, US Airways and Southwest. Combined, the three offer 12 daily nonstop flights. This will be Southwest’s first flights from BNA to DCA. 

The three daily nonstops will depart BNA at 6:45 a.m., 11:25 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. American Airlines and US Airways also offer nonstop service to DCA from BNA.

“The addition of three daily nonstop flights to Reagan National Airport will give our business travelers more options to Washington, D.C., allowing for quick day trips to our nation’s capital,” Rob Wigington, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority president and CEO, said in a release. “Nashville International Airport, in conjunction with our airline partners, is continually working to provide additional air service and destinations to our passengers and deliver the Nashville Airports Experience.”

Mar 24, 2014 12:30 PM

Moody's upgrades airport's bond rating

Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the credit rating on the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority's airport improvement revenue bonds from A2 to A1, MNAA announced today in a release.

Moody's also affirmed the A3 rating on MNAA’s consolidated rental car facility bond.

MNAA owns and operates Nashville International Airport (BNA) and John C. Tune Airport.

“This upgrade of MNAA’s bond rating underscores continued passenger growth, increasing visitor and convention traffic to Nashville and responsible fiscal management of our airports,” Rob Wigington (pictured), MNAA president and CEO, said in the release.

The Moody’s upgrade comes as BNA saw a January passenger number of 759,607, a 6.17 percent increase from the 715,425 mark of January 2013. Fiscal year to date, BNA’s passenger count number is up 5.83 percent compared to the number of the previous fiscal year.

Feb 21, 2014 1:00 PM