Nashville International Airport Sets a Record with Travelers in 2017

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today announced Nashville International Airport (BNA) served more than 14.1 million passengers in 2017, setting a new all-time passenger record for the calendar year.

In 2017, 14,134,448 passengers traveled to and from BNA, an increase of more than 1.1 million passengers, representing an 8.9 percent increase over the previous year, and setting a new all-time passenger record for the fifth consecutive calendar year. 2017 was also the second calendar year in a row to add more than 1 million additional total passengers.

In January 2017, MNAA broke ground on BNA Vision, the Airport Authority’s dynamic growth and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport, which includes expanded concourses, additional security screening lanes, state-of-the-art International Arrivals facility, on-site hotel, transit station and more. Take a virtual 360-degree tour, view renderings and watch the BNA Vision video at

“The growth we are seeing year-after-year at BNA is a testament to Nashville’s popularity and the robust business climate here, as well as a strong reminder and affirmation of the need to expand our airport,” said Doug Kreulen, MNAA president and CEO. “The Airport Authority is undergoing changes to adapt to that growth, in both our organization and the airports we manage. This coming year, we’ll see more of BNA Vision taking shape, as multiple projects get underway, and we’ll continue to focus on keeping BNA an easy and assessable airport, all while delivering world-class customer service.”

BNA is currently served by 14 airlines and offers 450 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 50 destinations.

Nashville International Airport is the fourth fastest growing airport among the top 50 airports in North America. BNA serves 450 daily flights to more than 50 nonstop markets. It is now the 33rd busiest airport in the U.S.