BNA® Provides Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips

Air Travel on the Rise; Arrive Early to Airport

NASHVILLE – With air travel continuing to rise and the Memorial Day weekend approaching, Nashville International Airport® offers the following travel tips:


  • Bring a mask or face covering, which is required in the terminal and on parking shuttles by federal law. If you need one, BNA offers free face coverings at security checkpoints and on parking shuttles.
  • Arrive early. Leave yourself plenty of time to park, check-in and get to your gate—there are changes to the terminal that you might not be familiar with.
  • Allow extra time for parking. Visit for available parking options. Heavier passenger volume means more people are parking. Those areas will be busy. Remember to build in extra time for this.
  • Pack smart. Familiarize yourself with packing do’s and don’ts at
  • Check flight status on your airline’s website or at


  • The airport has temporarily split into two terminals (North and South). Know your airline and follow signs to the terminal that matches. Additional changes include:
    • There are now two security checkpoints: North Security (A and B gates) and South Security (C and D gates), located at the far north and south ends of the Departures level. The central checkpoint has closed.
    • Airline ticket counters have moved to the north and south ends of the Ticketing Lobby. View locations here:
    • The terminal entrance/exit on Level 1 (ground floor) has moved to the sides of the building. The old entrance at the center of the building has closed.
    • Escalators and elevators are located just inside the Level 1 entrance. Have a lot of bags? Take the elevator to Level 3.
  • Go to the correct security checkpoint. It is vital to go to the correct checkpoint:
    • North Security for A and B gates, and South Security for C and D gates. For more:
    • Know your airline and which terminal it uses. Please note: There is no passage between the North and South terminals past the security checkpoints.
    • North Terminal (A and B gates): Air Canada, Boutique Air, British Airways, Cape Air, Charters, Contour, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Spirit, Sun Country, United, Viva Aerobus, West Jet
    • South Terminal (C and D gates): Alaska, Allegiant, American, Southwest


  • Mobile boarding passes are accepted. Passengers can use their smartphones and mobile devices to show their boarding passes and for check-in. For more information, contact your airline carrier.
  • What’s open? Find an updated listing of available dining, retail and service amenities here:

  • Have a question? Lose something? Call BNA’s Information Center at 615-275-2098.
  • Parking questions? Contact ABM at (615) 275-1045.

Two FREE cell phone/waiting areas are available for drivers who are meeting passengers, complete with real-time flight information displays.

  • The waiting lot closest to the Terminal is accessible from Donelson Pike. From I-40, take the exit for Donelson Pike (Exit 216B on I-40E, and Exit 216 on I-40W). Head south on Donelson Pike. Follow the “Int’l Airport” sign (mile marker 9) and merge onto Terminal Drive. Follow “Cell Waiting” signs to the waiting area.
  • The other waiting lot is located just past the I-40 East entrance to BNA. Take Exit 216A and follow “Cell Phone Waiting Area” sign.


The safety and well-being of passengers, employees and business partners is BNA’s highest priority. The airport continues to implement a robust plan to keep the airport a clean and safe environment, including adding new touchless technology and a variety of other measures.

About Nashville International Airport
As infrastructure critical to the region’s growth and prosperity, BNA is a vital asset for Middle Tennessee and serves as a gateway to Music City and beyond. According to a recent study, in 2019 alone, BNA generated more than $8.1 billion in total economic impact, supported more than 76,000 jobs in the region and produced more than $443 million in state, local and federal taxes. BNA receives no local tax dollars. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook: @NashvilleInternationalAirport, Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville. Learn more about BNA® Vision, our growth and expansion plan for the airport, at

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