Nashville International Airport (BNA) smashed through its previous passenger record and 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 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.
The total of passengers is not the only record that was broken.
- Breaking BNA’s monthly record for total number of passengers twice, with the current record of 1,538,312 passengers set in October 2018;
- Breaking single-day records for departing passengers screened through the security checkpoint six times with the current record of 28,550 screened passengers set on Nov. 12, 2018;
- Being ranked #4 among Large Airports in J.D. Power’s 2018 North America Airport Satisfaction Study
- And being named to Cheapism.com’s list of “The 16 Most Passenger-Friendly Airports in the WORLD” (one of only four U.S. airports to make the list).
BNA is currently served by 15 airlines and offers 460 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 65 destinations.