November 18, 2016
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Friday announced Nashville International Airport served 1,217,173 passengers in October, setting a record as the busiest month in BNA history.
The figure broke the previous record set in June (1,206,083 passengers).
October also marked the eighth consecutive month the airport accommodated more than 1 million passengers. The month also saw a 8.8 percent increase in passenger traffic compared to the figure of October 2015.
BNA served more than 12.2 million passengers in fiscal year 2016 (July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016), growing by more than 9.6 percent year-over-year and setting an all-time passenger record for the third consecutive fiscal year. This was the first time in Nashville International Airport history to break 12 million passengers, and the facility is on track to set another passenger record for Calendar Year 2016.
In July, MNAA announced BNA Vision, the airport authority’s growth and expansion plan for the airport. The approximately $1 billion multiple element project will include an International Arrivals Building, increased federal security screening lanes and a possible on-site hotel. (Read more here.)