Nashville GA Airport To Reopen After Tornado

 - March 19, 2020, 3:14 PM

Nashville’s John C. Tune Airport (JWN) is reopening at 7 a.m. local time on Friday after sustaining damage from a March 3 tornado. Cleanup at the general aviation and reliever airport to Nashville International Airport (BNA) continues, but a restoration effort has made it able to support safe flight operations on a 24-hour basis, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) said on Thursday.

“Our team in the Emergency Operations Center and all our business partners worked diligently to bring back John C. Tune Airport in short order,” said MNAA president and CEO Doug Kreulen. “I’m enormously proud of the effort involved as we were determined to get Tune functioning once again for the region’s general aviation community.”

Infrastructure damage at JWN is estimated at $93 million, including 17 hangars that were damaged or destroyed. That doesn’t include the more than 90 aircraft at JWN that were destroyed by the tornado. Located in the Cockrill Bend area of west Nashville, JWN offers a 3,600-sq-ft terminal and 6,000-foot-long runway.