BNA Opens its First Free-Standing Satellite Concourse

Oct. 23, 2023

Nashville International Airport (BNA) has opened its first free-standing, eight-gate Satellite Concourse – a major milestone of the BNA Vision expansion program. The Satellite Concourse, encompassing Gates C4 – C11, is designed to primarily accommodate the operations of Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines.

“The opening of our new Satellite Concourse is a milestone for BNA as we continue to work to accommodate the exponential growth we’re experiencing while simultaneously enhancing the passenger experience,” said Doug Kreulen, president and CEO of Nashville International Airport. "As we continue to work towards building a world-class airport for a world-class city, we are excited for our passengers to experience the newest addition to BNA.”

Passengers access the Satellite Concourse at the shuttle station from the main terminal, adjacent to Gate C13. From there, a fleet of electric shuttles will run continuously, every three minutes, accommodating up to 69 passengers per shuttle.

The new facility features several retail and concession options, offering passengers the chance to savor some of Nashville's favorites, including:

  • Distillery District Market, offering a wide variety of full-bottle Tennessee spirits and other popular products
  • Gulch Goods, a retail showcase for talented local artisans and travel essentials
  • Nashville Supply Co., a colorful retail store featuring local products, self-checkout stations, and other shopper conveniences
  • Foodservice sourced from local restaurants and companies that cover all day includes coffee, breakfast items, hot and cold sandwiches, quality grab-and-go, and more. These will be offered until the four restaurants open soon

The grand opening of the Satellite Concourse, at a later date, will include additional concession options:  

  • Bongo Java, Nashville’s oldest coffee company, operating since 1993 
  • Fat Bottom Brewery, a full restaurant replicating the iconic Nashville-based brewery and offering a full menu, delicious grab-and-go, and a stage for live music performances 
  • Jimmy John’s, the popular national brand creating its high-quality sandwiches
  • TX/MX, a colorful restaurant celebrating ‘Tex Mex’ cuisine, flavorful libations, and Nashville’s own Las Paletas popsicles