January 12, 2017
For the fourth year in a row, the Nashville International Airport has set a record for passenger traffic.
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority has announced that BNA served more than 12.9 million passengers in 2016, up more than 1.3 million, or 11 percent, from the 2015 figure, according to a release.
December was also the 10th consecutive month during which the airport saw more than one million passengers. In July, the airport authority announced plans (pictured) to expand the airport.
“2016 was a landmark year for Nashville International Airport on many different levels,” Rob Wigington, MNAA president and CEO, said in the release. “We smashed the old passenger record; we welcomed multiple new airlines, routes and services; and we announced … our plan to grow and expand Nashville International Airport.”