Nashville International Airport Sets New Record for Number
of Departing Passengers in a Single Day
25,795 departing passengers on Sunday, May 6
NASHVILLE ─ On Sunday, May 6, a record-setting 25,795 passengers departed Nashville International Airport (BNA), a new single-day record for BNA, and a 16 percent increase over the comparable Sunday in 2017.
The previous record was set June 12, 2017, with 25,024 departing passengers. This was the Monday following the conclusion of CMA Music Festival and Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
By the numbers:
- Sunday, May 6:
- 25,795 departing passengers, a new single-day record and a 16.56 percent increase from the comparable Sunday in 2017
- 14,815 bags processed, a single-day record for the calendar year and an 11.75 percent increase from the comparable Sunday in 2017
A typical day at BNA is approximately 19,000 departing passengers.
Having served 14.1 million passengers in 2017, Nashville International Airport currently hosts 14 airlines and provides nonstop air service to more than 65 destinations.
About The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)
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 now the 33rd busiest airport in the U.S. MNAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit
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