Nov. 18, 2016

October Sets New Record As Busiest Month In BNA History

NASHVILLE – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today announced Nashville International Airport (BNA) served more than 1,217,173 passengers in October 2016, setting a new record as the busiest month in BNA history. This broke the previous record set in June 2016 with 1,206,083 passengers.

October 2016 also marked the eighth consecutive month with more than one million passengers and saw a notable 8.8 percent increase in passenger traffic compared to the same month last year.

BNA served more than 12.2 million passengers in FY 2016 (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016), growing by more than 9.6 percent year-over-year and setting a new all-time passenger record for the third consecutive fiscal year. This was the first time in BNA history to break 12 million passengers, and BNA is on track to break yet another passenger record for Calendar Year 2016.

In July 2016, MNAA announced BNA Vision, the Airport Authority’s dynamic growth and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport. To learn more about BNA Vision and to watch a video overview of the plans, visit

BNA is currently served by 12 airlines and offers 440 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 50 destinations.

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 State of Tennessee study, in 2019 alone, BNA generated more than $9.9 billion total economic impact.  BNA 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.

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