Nashville International Airport exceeds 10 million passengers in FY 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 5:22pm

Airport officials announced Wednesday that the Nashville International Airport (BNA) exceeded 10 million passengers for fiscal year 2013, marking only the second time in the airport’s history to reach that figure.

The total passenger count traveling through BNA in FY 2013 (July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013) was 10,064,661, which is a 3.1 percent increase from FY 2012. The last time BNA topped 10 million passengers was in 1993.

“This marks a milestone for Nashville International Airport,” said Rob Wigington, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. “We are once again seeing numbers we haven’t seen since before the departure of the American Airlines hub in 1996. This underscores Nashville’s thriving economy and vibrant tourism market making Music City the destination of choice for so many.”

Currently served by 10 airlines, BNA offers 380 daily arriving and departing flights and has announced 14 additional nonstop flights to New York LaGuardia; Los Angeles; Cleveland; Newark, N.J.; Pittsburgh; Pensacola, Fla.; Boston and Athens, Ga.


4 Comments on this post:

By: courier37027 on 7/18/13 at 5:36

Ah, yes I recall the American Airlines hub days hype: when we were told twice daily Nashville to London flights were crucial to our economy.. Heck, Paul McCartney himself would jump on a commercial jet to visit our town if only we had those routes. How did we ever survive? Oh yeah, Southwest--a debt free airline now rules Nashville International. Go Southwest, lead the way.

By: joe41 on 7/18/13 at 6:56

We still need the London flight. Hoping that Southwest leads the way.

By: courier37027 on 7/18/13 at 8:36

Southwest will flly to London, Kentucky before England.

By: Shakinthefat on 7/18/13 at 6:20

BNA is now a Southwest hub-n-spoke city, whoops..."focus city". Guess that means BNA has another legacy carrier.