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XNA Improvements Taking Shape

We recently spoke with Aaron Burkes, CEO of Northwest Arkansas National Airport, about the improvements & renovations taking place at our growing airport. He explained that the renovations were much needed as the increase in passengers continues to rise. 2023 was a record year for XNA and they are already seeing their numbers up an estimated 10% from last year. Northwest Arkansas National Airport currently has six airlines with 22 direct destinations. 

One of the bigger projects taking place at XNA is the terminal expansion. It’s a $40 million project seeking to modernize the terminal, update the arrivals area & ticketing, adding covered drop offs, and expanding the driving lanes. The terminal renovation is estimated to be completed in 2025. 

The concourses inside of XNA are also getting a facelift. Currently, concourse A is the largest with 12 gates. It will be getting a fresh look with cosmetic changes as well as some exciting additions. A common use lounge area will be added as well as a satellite location for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. They will also be removing the moving walkway and adding more seating. Some of these renovations are expected to be complete by the end of the year. XNA is currently in the planning & design phase for renovations to concourse C and they are estimating construction to start late this year or early next year. 

Another large scale project the airport will be working on in the future is a consolidated car rental center. While they are still in the design phase, the current plan is a 3-4 story parking garage to house all of the cars and a  fueling/oil station. Its estimated that the planning/design phase will take 12 months and then construction another 12-18 months. 

The final project we discussed is the new hotel that will be constructed. Again, this project is still in the design phase but it will be a high end hotel catering to the business traveler. It will have 90 rooms and is expected to be complete in the next two years. 

All of these projects have created quite the construction site at Northwest Arkansas National Airport, but the big picture will continue to take shape as each project is completed. We view these renovations a sign that growth is not just taking place, but happening at an increased rate. With the completion of the Walmart Home Office in the near future, XNA will be able to cater to the business traveler in a unique way that highlights what makes Northwest Arkansas special. What was once a regional airport, now servicing destinations nationwide, Northwest Arkansas National Airport is continuing to soar in the right direction. 



Commercial Real Estate Near XNA

Large parcel available directly north of Northwest Arkansas National Airport. South of the Walmart Distribution Centers and quick access to Bentonville & Centerton. Near the Benton County Fairgrounds, Bentonville Schools, and more. Find out more information HERE. 

  • 3 access points- north, east, and south boundaries
  • Approx. 968′ frontage on Hwy 12
  • Zoned C-1 & C-2 ready for development
  • 8,600 CPD along Hwy 12
  • Major route from Gentry & Highfill to Bentonville

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