Nashville International Airport (IATA: BNA, ICAO: KBNA, FAA LID: BNA) is a public and military use airport in the southeastern section of Nashville in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a primary commercial service airport (more than 10,000 daily arriving and departing flights per year). Established in 1937, its original name was Berry Field, from which its ICAO and IATA identifiers are derived. The current terminal was constructed in 1987, and the airport took its current name in 1988. Nashville International Airport has four runways, the longest of which is 11,030 feet (3,360 m) long, a size adequate to handle all aircraft in service in 2014.
Nashville International Airport (BNA) as of 2014 ranks as the 32nd-busiest airport in the United States in terms of passengers. A total of 12,293,924 passengers traveled into and out of BNA during 2015, a 9.8 percent increase over calendar year 2014, setting a new all-time passenger record. The month of June 2015 set a new record for passenger traffic at Nashville International, including a monthly record 1,071,025 total passengers. Nashville International classifies as a medium-sized airport in terms of 2015 passengers, and is the second largest of this category (behind only St. Louis). The airport is currently served by 10 airlines and offers 390 daily arriving and departing flights with nonstop flights to more than 55 markets in the US, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Cuba.
The airport terminal complex includes an over 1,000,000-square-foot (93,000 m2) passenger terminal with 47 air carrier gates and up to 78 commuter parking positions. BNA serves a trade area of 79 counties in Middle Tennessee, southern Kentucky, and northern Alabama. The airport is a focus city for Southwest Airlines and was previously a hub for American Airlines. Berry Field Air National Guard Base is located at Nashville International Airport. The base is home to the 118th Airlift Wing and is the headquarters of the Tennessee Air National Guard.
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