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.

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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