Tuesday, May 25, 2021

PNS looking to expand

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Pensacola city officials will start looking into expanding the terminal at the Pensacola International Airport (PNS). The airport's daily travel numbers have moved above pre-pandemic level in the past month. "I think we're going to need a second terminal," Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson said during his weekly press conference Monday. Robinson said the airport is beginning to struggle with housing planes that land, and the airport is coming close to capacity. Spirit Airlines will begin operating at the airport in June, and United Airlines is adding four more routes to Milwaukee, Pittsburg, Cincinnati and Cleveland next week. Last week, the number of passengers was 10 percent above the same week in 2019. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 05/24/21)