BNA boom indicates return of business, leisure visitors


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Want proof Middle Tennessee tourism is making a comeback after a stagnant 2020? Well, just look up.

There are so many people traveling through Nashville’s International Airport, it’s hard to keep up.

The Nashville area is seeing a big return of business and leisure visitors, and there are no signs of slowing down.

“It’s great news, great news. We’re seeing a huge uptick in travel,” said BNA spokesperson Kym Gerlock. “It’s really renewing the confidence people have in air travel.”

BNA has seen lots of faces lately – although passengers are still required to wear masks. But, compared to last year, they welcome it.

“During 2020, the levels were amazingly low,” Gerlock continued, “We have about 25,000 departing passengers a day right now, and at the lowest level in April 2020, we saw about 800 departing passengers.”


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