Jun. 13, 2017

Nashville International Airport Named Fastest Growing U.S. Airport

NASHVILLE ─ Nashville International Airport (BNA) was recently named the fastest growing airport of its size and awarded the Airport Traffic Growth Award from anna.aero, an industry news and analysis organization dedicated to outstanding airline network planning intelligence. The award recognizes BNA’s remarkable 11.2 percent growth in passenger traffic in 2016 in the mid-sized airport category (5 million – 20 million annual passengers).

The Airport Traffic Growth Award is presented by anna.aero annually in recognition of the fastest-growing airports as measured by percentage growth in actual passenger numbers in four different size ranges.

“BNA, like Nashville itself, is on a pace of rapid growth, and all projections indicate that trend will continue,” said Rob Wigington, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority president and CEO. “The robust increase in travel demand underscores the need for BNA Vision, our dynamic growth and expansion plan designed to keep Nashville International Airport a world-class facility for today and beyond.”

In 2016, more than 12.9 million passengers traveled into and out of BNA, setting an all-time passenger record for the fourth consecutive calendar year. And the record pace continues. Given current growth trends, BNA is expected to surpass that figure in 2017 by more than a million passengers.

In January 2017, MNAA kicked off the BNA Vision by breaking ground on a new six-level, 2,000 space parking and transportation center slated to be complete by the summer of 2018. Additionally, construction of the interim International Arrivals Building (IAB) is underway, designed to accommodate immediate needs for additional international capacity while the new, permanent IAB is designed and constructed. For more information and updates on BNA Vision, visit: BNAVisionNashville.com.

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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