Nashville International Airport

Nashville International Airport (IATA: BNA, ICAO: KBNA) is a joint civil and military airport in the southeastern section of Nashville in the US state of Tennessee. Established in 1937, its original name was Berry Field, from which it its ICAO and IATA identifiers are derived. The current terminal was constructed in 1987, and the airport took its current name in 1988. Nashville International Airport has four runways, the longest of which is 11,030 feet (3,360 m) long, a size adequate to handle all aircraft in service in 2012. The airport serves around 9.4 million passengers a year and over 87,000 short tons (79,000 t) of cargo in 2011, making it the 34th-busiest airport in the United States in terms of passengers.

The airport terminal complex includes an over 1,000,000-square-foot (93,000 m2) passenger terminal with 47 air carrier gates and up to 78 commuter parking positions. BNA serves a trade area of 79 counties in Middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky, and northern Alabama. The airport is a focus city for Southwest Airlines and has previously been a hub for American Airlines. Berry Field Air National Guard Base is located at Nashville International Airport. The base is home to the 118th Airlift Wing and is the headquarters of the Tennessee Air National Guard.

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