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Bill Freeman resigns from Nashville airport board

Bill Freeman issued a statement Wednesday that he is resigning from the Metro Nashville Airport Authority.

Bill Freeman

“I would like to announce my retirement from the Metro Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) Board of Commissioners, effective immediately.  I have greatly appreciated the opportunity to serve my hometown in the development and continued success of our air travel needs,” the former board chair said in the statement.

“I am looking forward to spending time with my family and my wife, Babs.  I have also recently stepped down as president of my family company Freeman Webb Company, and I am excited at the prospect of traveling more and enjoying our grandchildren as they grow.”

Freeman served on the airport board under four mayors.

“I recall the days when Nashville’s airport was considered an efficient but small airport in a mid-sized, Southern city. Since its first days as Berry Field to its growth in the 1980s and to its major expansion goals today, the Nashville International Airport has become a record-breaking, major hub in our country’s air transportation system. We have seen record-breaking volumes of passengers travel through Nashville International Airport in the past few years — a record 20 million passengers were welcomed in 2022, with that record standing only one year with 2023’s record of 21.9 million passengers.  Not surprisingly, that record is also expected to only stand for one year, with 2024’s passenger volumes expected to exceed 24 million passengers,” the statement said.