UPDATES & MORE FROM THE GATEWAY TO THE GULF COAST
It's been a busy few weeks here at Pensacola International Airport, and fall on the Gulf Coast is about as good as it gets.
Check out the latest news about our new Customs and Border Protection facility serving general aviation travelers. We're also recognizing the 70th "birthday" of our passenger terminal this year, with a special look back at PNS over the years.
Finally, if you're looking for some ways to usher in the fall season this week, we've got you covered.
New Customs and Border Protection Facility
On Monday, Mayor Grover Robinson was joined by Airport Director Matt Coughlin and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Office Director Vernon Foret to celebrate the grand opening of a new screening facility at Pensacola International Airport.
The new facility will provide screening services for general aviation flights (private planes, chartered planes, etc.) arriving from international locations. This will allow for an enhanced passenger experience while still supporting the CBP mission.
CBP Director Foret noted that the Pensacola facility was the first of its kind in North Florida, from the panhandle to Jacksonville. Click here to read more!
Happy Birthday to...Us!
Most of us know that Pensacola is the first European settlement in America (yes, St. Augustine, we were here first!). This year, we’re celebrating another milestone at Pensacola International Airport.
Seventy years ago, in 1952, the airport opened its first passenger terminal. Prior to this time, the airport was more of an “airfield” with very few amenities for passengers, although commercial flights to what was then Hagler Airfield started in the 1930’s.
With plans to expand our current concourse and add additional parking, we thought this look back at our history might be a fun way to celebrate our plans for future growth.
Check out a few fun photos of “PNS Past” on our Facebook page. If you have any old photos of PNS, we'd love to see them too!