Jan. 14, 2019

Nashville International Airport Smashes Record With 16 Million Passengers in 2018

Like a sonic boom, Nashville International Airport (BNA) smashed through its previous passenger record and today announced a new calendar year figure with nearly 16 million passengers served in 2018.

In 2018, 15,996,194 passengers traveled to and from BNA, an increase of more than 1.86 million passengers over the 2017 calendar year, representing a 13.2 percent increase, and setting a new, all-time passenger record for the sixth consecutive calendar year. 2018 was also the third calendar year in a row to add more than 1 million additional total passengers, and the first calendar year to exceed 1 million passengers in every month.

The airport is well into a dynamic, multi-year growth and expansion plan called BNA Vision, which will significantly build capacity to accommodate increasing passenger volumes. Upon its completion in 2023, BNA Vision will include additional parking, a new Concourse D, an expanded and renovated central terminal, an expanded security checkpoint, a state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility, an airport administration building, an on-site hotel and possible future transit connection. Take a virtual 360-degree tour, view renderings and watch the BNA Vision video at BNAvision.com.

Watch our year-end video here.

BNA launched a number of new initiatives and services in 2018, including:

Additional highlights in 2018 included:

BNA is currently served by 15 airlines and offers 460 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 65 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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