Regalado leaves airport authority confident about new team in place

BNA leader served 11 years, made significant physical changes to facility
Jun 22, 2012 7:00 AM

MNAA names manager of properties

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority announced Wednesday it has promoted John Canova to manager of properties within the MNAA Properties Corp.

Canova (pictured here) will be responsible for day-to-day management, organizing and directing functional activities related to MNAA’s International Plaza Building and Multi-Purpose Building, among other properties.

“John has excelled in his position with our properties department, most recently overseeing the final sale of a housing redevelopment project near the Nashville
International Airport,” MNAA President and CEO Raul Regalado said in a release.

Prior to joining MNAA in 2008, Canova worked as assistant director of properties at Pittsburgh International Airport and as senior airside operations officer at Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

Jun 13, 2012 3:51 PM

BNA, Southwest to offer nonstop flight to Boston

Southwest Airlines will offer one daily nonstop flight from Nashville International Airport to Boston’s Logan International Airport, beginning Aug. 12.

The addition of the flight targets a high-demand market for business travelers, BNA officials said.

“We are excited to add Boston to our nonstop markets,” Raul Regalado, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority, said in a release. “Boston is the largest market with no nonstop service currently from BNA. The community asked for this service, and we worked hard with our strategic partners to make it a reality.”

To mark the new route, Southwest announced a fare sale of $139 one-way between the two cities when purchased by May 11.

Nashville International Airport is served by 10 airlines and offers 370 daily arriving and departing flights. Nashville International provides nonstop air service to 52 markets. 

May 11, 2012 6:45 AM

Airport Authority adds senior VP

Newcomer arrives from Huntsville International Airport
May 4, 2012 12:07 PM

BNA to offer nonstop flights to Cancun, Jamaica

Service to be seasonal, part of a travel package
Mar 30, 2012 1:59 PM

Airport Authority adds manager

Trudy Carson has joined the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority as air service development manager.

Carson previously worked at Tampa International Airport as director of air service development.

In her role, Carson helps attract new airlines and air service, as well as retains current service, to Nashville International Airport.

Carson’s hiring is part of major personnel changes involving MNAA. Last week, the authority announced that President and CEO Raul Regalado plans to retire, effective June 30. He will be replaced by Rob Wigington, who currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer and has been with the authority less than a year.

In addition, and also announced last week, MNAA has added Amanda Farnsworth, a senior executive at investment firm Hilliard Lyons' local operations, to its board of commissioners.

Mar 27, 2012 11:50 AM

Airport Authority president, CEO to retire

Raul Regalado has served in roles since 2001
Mar 21, 2012 5:45 PM

Airport offering free Wi-Fi, adding charging stations

Nashville International Airport is trying to better cater to its high-tech travelers. The airport authority today announced it will offer 20 minutes of free WiFi Internet access within the airport food courts, meeter/greeter waiting areas and select restaurants. Members of the airport's frequent parker program and valet parking customers can get 15 minutes of complimentary access anywhere in the terminal. In addition, the airport is adding 14 electronic device charging stations throughout the terminal. It expects to have two installed by the end of the year.
“We are excited to soon provide limited complimentary WiFi access and charging stations to our customers and guests,” said Raul Regalado, president and CEO of the MNAA. “Adding these two frequently requested services will positively impact our delivery of the Nashville Airports Experience.”
Travelers wanting more than 15 or 20 minutes of WiFi must purchase it through BOINGO at a rate of $7.95 per day or $9.95 for unlimited monthly use.
Sep 29, 2010 11:20 AM

Airport authority refunds bonds

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority has refunded $86 million in bonds — including $70 million in non-Alternative Minimum Tax bonds and $16 million in Alternative Minimum Tax bonds. The refunding saved the authority a net present value of $8.4 million. "The successful refunding of bonds at this point, during a challenging economic environment, reflects the Nashville Airport Authority's continual commitment to sustainability in all areas, including sound fiscal management," said authority President & CEO Raul Regalado in a statement. The underwriting team on the refunding included Morgan Keegan, JPMorgan, Mesirow Financial and Duncan Williams.
Aug 27, 2010 9:56 AM