“This is another big win for our airport and a sign of the growth of our city and the region,” said Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. “Establishing routes to airports serving the New York Metropolitan Area is something that my team and I have been working on and we are excited to bring this service to our residents and business travelers.”
Flights are scheduled to depart Pensacola daily at 3:25 pm and arrive in Newark, NJ at 7:00 pm EST. Passengers will enjoy a 2-class configuration aircraft.
Newark Liberty International Airport becomes Pensacola International Airport’s nineteenth destination, the third daily nonstop served by United Airlines.
The Pensacola route is one of 22 new routes
United Airlines announced it will add in 2019.
"With more than 40 new domestic routes added this year, we remain committed to expanding our network to offer customers even more choices in their travel destinations," said Ankit Gupta, United's vice president of Domestic Network Planning. "The expansion to Hilton Head Island from three of our hub cities and the introduction of New York's only nonstop service to Anchorage and Pensacola, are just some of the ways we are responding to customer interest and demand."
Owned and operated by the City of Pensacola, Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is the largest airport between New Orleans and Jacksonville. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines provide daily non-stop service to 18 destinations. Pensacola International Airport accommodates nearly 1.7 million passengers per year and generates an annual economic impact of over $565 million.