NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville International Airport (BNA) has been named the fastest growing airport of its size in the country following a surge in passenger traffic last year.

Airport officials say that more than 12.9 million passengers traveled in and out of BNA last year, an all-time record for the fourth consecutive year in a row. Officials say that was an increase of 11.2 percent from the previous year.

As a result of the increased number of travelers, BNA received the Airport Traffic Growth Award from Airline Network News and Analysis for being the fastest-growing mid-size airport in the nation.

Officials say 2017 promises to be even busier and the airport is projected to surpass the latest figure by more than a million passengers.