Jun. 14, 2017
WSMV: Expansions at Nashville Airport could lead to more nonstop international flights
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – It’s been 22 years since Nashville International Airport offered non-stop service to Europe, and officials with the Nashville Aiport Authority hope that will change soon.
Construction is underway to upgrade and improve BNA’s international arrival gates. It’s part of the Airport Authority’s five-to-six-year vision plan for the Nashville Airport, which includes a new parking structure and renovated terminal.
Non-stop service to Cancun, Mexico, and Calgary, Canada, were announced earlier this year.
The Airport Authority’s Vice President of Communications Tom Jurkovich says he is anticipating nonstop flights to Europe and Asia within the next few years.
With nearly 18.3 million passengers in 2019, Nashville International Airport (BNA) is one of the fastest growing airports in North America. BNA serves 540 daily commercial flights to 75 nonstop destinations. According to a recent study, in 2018 alone, BNA generated more than $7.1 billion in total economic impact, supported more than 67,000 jobs in the region, and produced more than $392 million in state, local and federal taxes. BNA receives no local tax dollars. For more information, visit flynashville.com. Follow us on Facebook: @NashvilleInternationalAirport, Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville.