Pensacola continues to be a popular destination for travelers. The latest passenger data for April 2022 shows a 16% increase in travelers from April of 2021. This continued growth is great news for our community and our tourism businesses.
We know that this growth also creates some opportunities to improve your passenger experience. We heard from you that improved parking was important for your Fly Easy experience. So, earlier this month we completed construction and opened Economy Lot 3, located next to the Airport Hyatt Place Hotel.
This new surface lot will add more than 300 parking spaces for passengers, including eleven electric vehicle charging stations. In addition, the new lot also includes two handicap-accessible electric charging stations.
Economy Lot 3 will have the same parking rates as the other Economy Lots, which is $2 an hour, for a maximum of $8 per day.