Jan. 11, 2017

Nashville International Airport Passenger Traffic Up 11 Percent in 2016


NASHVILLE ─ The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today announced Nashville International Airport (BNA) served more than 12.9 million passengers in 2016, setting a new all-time passenger record for the calendar year.

In 2016, 12,979,803 passengers traveled into and out of BNA, an increase of 1,306,170 passengers representing a robust 11 percent increase over the previous year, and setting a new all-time passenger record for the fourth consecutive calendar year. December 2016 also marked the tenth consecutive month with more than one million passengers.

“2016 was a landmark year for Nashville International Airport on many different levels,” said Rob Wigington, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority president and CEO. “We smashed the old passenger record; we welcomed multiple new airlines, routes and services; and we announced BNA Vision, our plan to grow and expand Nashville International Airport. The coming year holds much promise with continued growth in passenger traffic and an aggressive schedule of new capital projects as part of BNA Vision.”

“It’s been a whirlwind of a year, and we expect even more good things in 2017,” said Bobby Joslin, chair of MNAA’s Board of Commissioners. “We are all committed to serving Nashville and our neighbors all across Tennessee by keeping BNA a world-class airport and preparing for the continued growth on the horizon.”

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 https://www.flynashville.com/about/Pages/BNAVision.aspx.
Additionally, BNA launched a number of new initiatives and services in 2016, including:

Some of BNA’s 2016 accolades included:

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

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) was established in 1970, and owns and operates Nashville International Airport (BNA) and John C. Tune Airport (JWN). With more than 15.9 million passengers visiting each year, Nashville International Airport is the fourth fastest growing airport among the top 50 airports in North America. BNA serves 460 daily flights to more than 65 nonstop markets. It is now the 33rd busiest airport in the U.S. MNAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit flynashville.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/NashvilleInternationalAirport and follow us on Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville. Learn more about BNA Vision, our growth and expansion plan for the airport, at BNAVisionNashville.com.

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