The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority announced today that more than 11 million passengers were served at the Nashville International Airport in 2014.
In 2014, approximately 11,039,634 passengers traveled into and out of BNA, a 6.6 percent increase compared to the figure of the previous year.
This marks the first time during its 77-year history the airport has surpassed the 11 million passenger mark, according to a release.
“Nashville International Airport continues to ascend at a record-setting pace, reaching new heights each day, month and year,” MNAA President and CEO Rob Wigington said in the release. “This underscores Nashville’s thriving economy and vibrant tourism market making Music City the destination of choice for so many. We look forward to carrying this momentum into the new year and are excited to help Nashville and Middle Tennessee continue to soar.”
Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the credit rating on the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority's airport improvement revenue bonds from A2 to A1, MNAA announced today in a release.
Moody's also affirmed the A3 rating on MNAA’s consolidated rental car facility bond.
MNAA owns and operates Nashville International Airport (BNA) and John C. Tune Airport.
“This upgrade of MNAA’s bond rating underscores continued passenger growth, increasing visitor and convention traffic to Nashville and responsible fiscal management of our airports,” Rob Wigington (pictured), MNAA president and CEO, said in the release.
The Moody’s upgrade comes as BNA saw a January passenger number of 759,607, a 6.17 percent increase from the 715,425 mark of January 2013. Fiscal year to date, BNA’s passenger count number is up 5.83 percent compared to the number of the previous fiscal year.
The Transportation Security Administration and the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority have opened an application site at Nashville International Airport for expedited screening program TSA Pre-check.
The program allows travelers to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, keep their laptop in its case and keep 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in a carry-on bag.
TSA is currently in the process of expanding to more than 300 application centers across the country.
“The TSA [Pre-check] application center at BNA provides passengers with an easy and efficient way to register for the program before or after a flight, and once approved, enjoy the benefits of a speedier security screening process at not only Nashville International but other airports across the country,” MNAA President and CEO Rob Wigington (pictured), said in a release. “We appreciate Administrator [John] Pistole’s support and TSA’s collaboration with us to streamline the security screening process for our city’s growing business travelers, residents and visitors and ultimately deliver the Nashville Airports Experience.”
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