Thursday, June 12, 2014

PNS chief taking Melbourne job

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Greg Donovan, director of the city-owned Pensacola International Airport, is leaving to become executive director of the Melbourne Airport Authority/Melbourne International Airport. The announcement was made Thursday by Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. Donovan, who took the Pensacola airport post in 2013, will stay until the end of July. Hayward said that he would immediately begin the search for a new director. During Donovan's tenure, the airport added new service from Southwest Airlines and Silver Airways, increased seat capacity by 13 percent and the 127-room Hyatt Place hotel at the airport campus was completed. In addition, more than $21 million in aviation-specific grants from the Federal Aviation Administration and Florida Department of Transportation were secured. (Source: GCAC, 06/12/14)