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BNA Continues to Soar with Record-Breaking Year

Nashville International Airport continues to break records with 18.4 million annual travelers.

Nashville International Airport (BNA) announced a record-breaking year, with 18.4 million total travelers at the end of its fiscal year, 7% higher than the previous record year 2019.

Additional record-breaking statistics include:

  • May 2022, BNA served 840,258 departing passengers, making it the largest number of screened passengers in a single month.
  • June 26, 2022 was a record-breaking day with 33,317 passengers screened at BNA.
  • BNA averages 261 daily airline departures to 97 nonstop destinations, which includes four countries, 37 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

“It gives me great pride to see BNA, our city, and our state respond to this tremendous growth,” said Doug Kreulen, president and CEO of BNA. “We anticipate that our passenger numbers will continue to rise and we are excited about our plans to accommodate this growth. Our future is very bright!”

BNA celebrates monumental achievements, events and celebrations this year, which include:

  • Hosted the Annual BNA 5K on the Runway benefiting Tunnel to Towers and Urban League of Middle Tennessee
  • Held the groundbreaking for the future hotel and parking garage
  • Opened the new Air Traffic Control Tower at John C. Tune® Airport
  • Greeted participants at the 25th Aviation Classic Golf Tournament with proceeds benefiting American Baptist College, Cherry Blossom Festival, Meharry Medical College, and MTSU Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center
  • Welcomed new airlines including Avelo, Breeze, Swoop and Flair, new international routes including Air Canada (Montreal), and Flair (Edmonton), and the return of British Airways (London – Heathrow)
  • Named the first Better Cities for Pets Certified Airport® by Mars Petcare
  • Opened 49 new food, beverage, and retail concepts as a part of our reimagined concessions program
  • Made history with Bluebird Café performing live at BNA – the first concert series outside of its café
  • Announced the launch of “New Horizon” – the follow-on construction program to BNA Vision®, which invests an additional $1.4 billion in the infrastructure at BNA
  • Held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at John C. Tune® to celebrate and recognize the reconstruction of 100 hangars following the devastation of the March 3, 2020, tornado
  • Commemorated 85 years at BNA (June 12, 1937 – June 12, 2022) as the gateway to Music City

Learn more at BNAVision.com.



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.