FY 2017: BNA Serves Record 13.5 Million Passengers
One Million More Passengers, 10.3 Percent Increase; June Busiest Month in BNA History
NASHVILLE ─ July 24, 2017 - The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) today announced Nashville
International Airport (BNA) served more than 13.5 million passengers in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017
(July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017), breaking the previous year's record by more than one million passengers. This is the fourth consecutive year BNA has set new all-time passengers records for the fiscal year.
In FY17, 13,566,537 passengers traveled into and out of BNA, a 10.3 percent increase over the previous fiscal year.
The fiscal year also saw two record-breaking months for passenger traffic at BNA. May 2017 broke the FY16 record, and June 2017 subsequently set the new record for busiest month in history with 1,314,069 passengers, which was 8.6 percent more than June 2016.
"Activity at Nashville International Airport has seen unprecedented growth over the past several years thanks to Music City's ever-increasing rise in popularity," said Tom Jurkovich, MNAA vice president of strategic communications and external affairs. "All projections indicate that significant passenger increases will continue in the future. That's why we're expanding and renovating through BNA Vision to ensure Nashville International continues to be a world-class airport for a world-class city."
In January 2017, MNAA kicked off the BNA Vision by breaking ground on a new six-level, 2,000 space parking and transportation center slated to be complete by the summer of 2018. Additionally, construction of the interim International Arrivals Building (IAB) is underway, designed to accommodate immediate needs for additional international capacity while the new, permanent IAB is designed and constructed. For more information and updates on BNA Vision, visit: BNAVisionNashville.com.
[Note: MNAA also releases passenger data at the end of each calendar year. In 2016, 12,979,803 passengers traveled into and out of BNA, an increase of 11 percent over the previous year, and setting a new all-time passenger record for the fourth consecutive calendar year. Given current growth, it is anticipated that this number will be easily surpassed by the close of 2017.]
BNA also launched a number of new initiatives and services in FY17, including:
- Frontier Airlines bringing seasonal nonstop service to Phoenix,
- Southwest Airlines beginning nonstop service to Minneapolis and Milwaukee,
- Delta Airlines announcing nonstop service to Seattle, and twice-daily service to Raleigh-Durham,
- Adding new international service to Calgary via WestJet and Cancun via Southwest,
- Rolling out a new fleet of parking shuttle busses powered by clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG), and opening its first CNG fueling station at BNA,
- Increasing nonstop service to San Francisco with new service through Alaska Airlines, and increased service through United Airlines,
- Opening a new 90,000 sq-ft. hangar at BNA for SkyWest Airlines,
- Opening a bigger, better live music stage in the Concourse C food court, and
- Announcing new nonstop service to Pittsburgh through OneJet,
BNA is currently served by 12 airlines and offers 440 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 50 destinations.
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) was established in 1970, and owns and operates Nashville International Airport (BNA) and John C. Tune Airport (JWN). With more than 13.5 million passengers visiting each year, Nashville International Airport is the fourth fastest growing airport among the top 50 airports in North America. BNA serves 440 flights daily in more than 50 nonstop markets. It is now the 33rd busiest airport in the U.S. MNAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit http://www.flynashville.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/NashvilleInternationalAirport and follow us on Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville.