Nashville airport hits passenger record in 6th straight year
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say Nashville International Airport has broken its record for number of passengers for a sixth straight year.
An airport news release says the facility saw nearly 16 million passengers in 2018, an increase of more than 1.8 million from 2017, or 13.2 percent.
The airport says 2018 also was the third calendar year in a row to add more than 1 million additional passengers and the first calendar year with more than 1 million passengers in every month.
An ongoing plan to expand the airport is expected to be finished by 2023. It will include more parking, a new concourse, an expanded and renovated central terminal, an expanded security checkpoint, a state-of-the-art international arrivals facility, an airport administration building, an on-site hotel and possible future transit connection.