Nashville, TN, USA – –Clear Channel Airports (CCA), a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO), and a subsidiary of iHeartMedia Inc., today announced the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) has awarded it a 10-year contract extension to provide a comprehensive digital media program for Nashville International Airport (BNA) that will enable advertisers to reach 12 million passengers annually. As part of the new agreement, CCA will install an entirely new digital advertising network at BNA that includes the world’s most technologically sophisticated state of the art media. The new contract began Nov. 1, 2016.
Last year, BNA climbed to the top of the aviation industry’s charts to become the fourth fastest growing airport in the U.S. BNA served 12.2 million passengers in fiscal year 2016, the most in its 78-year history and a 9.8 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. As home to healthcare industry giants and a blossoming technology sector, the city of Nashville or ‘Music City,’ is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, economically and culturally. The airport averages 440 flights per day and hosts 12 carriers to more than 50 nonstop destinations. BNA regularly adds new destinations and nonstop options for its travelers, most recently introducing service to San Francisco, Oakland and Seattle and last year.
CCA’s new advertising program at BNA will feature new digital assets including:
58 dynamic digital displays;
Four spectacular video walls in key locations throughout the airport;
An architecturally integrated baggage claim LCD network with enhanced baggage information display screens running flight arrival information;
Four digital directories;
Custom designed free charge units; and
Digital reservation centers with CVC music applications highlighting music venues in the Nashville area.
Additionally, a recent Nielsen study shows that nearly 60 percent of business and leisure travelers believe that advertising in airports is an indicator of high-quality brands and products, and more than three-quarters of leisure and business travelers say they notice airport digital ads, with over one-third of travelers surveyed confirming they’ve visited a website or used an app to find out more about a product or service they saw advertised inside an airport.
“We are very proud to extend and deepen our relationship with the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority as they continue to foster the brand innovation and creativity Nashville International Airport passengers have come to expect while traveling through the airport,” said John Moyer, Senior Vice President, Business Development, CCOA. “With a booming cultural scene, unprecedented business growth and leading universities, Nashville offers advertisers the opportunity to reach an impressively broad audience by immersing travelers in an interactive, state of the art airport media experience.”
About Clear Channel Airports
Dedicated to airport advertising for more than 40 years, Clear Channel Airports is the premier innovator of contemporary display concepts. The Company, a division of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO), one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, currently operates more than 250 airport programs across the globe and has a presence in 31 of the top 50 U.S. markets with major airports. More information can be found on Clear Channel Airports and Clear Channel Outdoor by visiting www.clearchannelairports.com and www.clearchanneloutdoor.com