Nashville International Airport Expecting Record Day

Thousands Leaving Bonnaroo, CMA Fest
Posted: 7:06 AM, Jun 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-11 19:01:55-04
Nashville Airport Expecting Record Day

Nashville International Airport officials said they expect to see a record travel day because of Bonnaroo and CMA Fest.

An estimated 26,500 people will be flying out of Nashville on Monday alone. For comparison, that's about 1,000 more than the current record and about 7,000 more than a usual day at BNA.

Sunday was busy, too, with a little more than 22,000 people flying out of Nashville to get home in time for the new work week.

The huge increase in passengers is nothing new for airport officials. Both Bonnaroo and CMA Fest bring tens of thousands of visitors to Middle Tennessee each year.

But it appears more people are flying out of Nashville this time, with a six-percent increase over the same two days in 2017.

TSA officials added extra staff at the airport Monday morning to keep the lines moving.