• The Check-In: Masks, Mullet Toss, and More - From The Gateway to The Gulf Coast

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    April 21, 2022
    Dear Chanda - 

    On the heels of an exciting Spring Break and some record-breaking travel this year, it’s been a busy spring at PNS. We have several projects underway, from our new Parking Lot - scheduled to open in May - to plans for a new concourse.

    Plus, there are lots of great springtime events coming up here at the Gateway to the Gulf Coast. Not to mention some interesting developments regarding masks and travel…read on for more.

    Fly Easy! 
    Mask Mandate Moves On…For Now!
    Based on the recent federal court ruling we will no longer be enforcing masks at Pensacola International Airport. We know this will be a relief to many of our passengers. We also know that some passengers may choose to continue wearing masks — and that’s okay too. 

    But, the new ruling does not necessarily affect mask requirements at your destination, and some air carriers may have their own rules. In addition, future federal action could change the status of this ruling so we are asking our passengers to stay informed, be flexible, and continue to be respectful of each other and your air travel crew. 

    Click here to read our latest guidance for Flying Easy in the post-mask-mandate world!
    Passengers Keep Moving Through PNS
    The Gateway to the Gulf Coast continues to be a popular destination for visitors and travelers alike. Our latest numbers show that March of this year saw a 42% increase in passengers over March of 2021.

    Given that 2021 was a record-setting year for PNS, we are optimistic that 2022 will continue to be a strong year for Pensacola’s travel and tourism. 

    With this growth also comes the opportunity to begin implementing our long-range plans for the airport. You will already notice expanded surface parking on the 12th Avenue side of the airport. In addition, we hope to start design on a new concourse as early as next year, opening the door for more airlines, larger aircraft, and more non-stop destinations!

    Stay tuned for more information, and check out this article for more information.
    Spring Events You Won't Want to Miss
    From eating crawfish to throwing mullet, there’s plenty to do on the Gulf Coast this Spring. Check out these great options.

    April 20-24, 2022 - Pensacola Blue Wahoos 
    Take in a game on the water as Pensacola's double-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins hosts the Montgomery Biscuits at the award-winning Blue Wahoos Stadium on Pensacola Bay. Schedule and tickets are available here.

    April 22-24, 2022 - Flora-Bama Interstate Mullet Toss
    What better way to spend a day on the Gulf Coast than tossing a fish across the Florida-Alabama state line? Oh and enjoy the beach with a few thousand of your best friends. Click here for more information.

    April 29-May 1, 2022    Pensacola Crawfish Festival

    Mudbugs, crawdads, or crayfish, regardless of what you call them, they're cookin' 'em up at the Pensacola Crawfish Festival. Get your fill of these cajun crustaceans along with gumbo, fried oreos and funnel cakes. More here.
    Fly Easy

    Don't Forget: Plan Ahead & Arrive Early!
    We’re heading into peak travel season, so don't forget to arrive at PNS 2-hours before your flight is scheduled to take off. 

    Masks are not required, but remember to check with your destination and air carrier to confirm any other regulations, requirements, or flight delays. 

    Check out our nonstop flights and plan your next trip! 
    Erica Grancagnolo
    marketing@flypensacola.com, (850) 436-5000