May 2018 Top Passenger Month in BNA History
Torrid growth continues with more than 1.4 million passengers in May
Near-record departures following music festivals
NASHVILLE – Nashville International Airport (BNA) set a new monthly record for total number of passengers with 1,418,316 passengers in May 2018, an eight percent increase over the previous record set in June 2017.
The current single-day record for screened passenger was also set in May 2018 with 25,795 passengers on May 6.
CMA Fest and Bonnaroo Numbers
With the closing of the 2018 CMA Music Fest and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, BNA anticipated heavy passenger volumes. On Monday, June 11, 25,261 departing passengers were screened at BNA, a slight increase from the comparable Monday in 2017, and just short of the one-day record of 25,795 screened passengers set on May 6, 2018.
In anticipation of the increased passenger volume, the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and Transportation Security Administration both added additional personnel on-site at BNA throughout the weekend, resulting in security screening times never exceeding 10 minutes. BNA recently added two security screening lanes for a total of 12 lanes to better accommodate travelers as passenger volumes continue to rise.
On average, approximately 19,000 departing passengers are screened at BNA per day.
With more than 14.1 million passengers visiting each year, Nashville International Airport is the fourth fastest growing airport among the top 50 airports in North America. BNA serves 450 flights daily to more than 65 nonstop destinations. It is the 33rd busiest airport in the U.S.
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 14.1 million passengers visiting each year, 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 65 nonstop markets. It is the 33rd busiest airport in the U.S. MNAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit flynashville.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/NashvilleInternationalAirport and follow us on Twitter: @Fly_Nashville and Instagram: @FlyNashville. Learn more about BNA Vision, our growth and expansion plan for the airport, at BNAVision.com.