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Blue Skies Await with Several New Non-Stop Destinations

There’s nothing like being stuck at home to make us long for the sense of adventure that comes with air travel. Many are eager to plan their next trip, or to reschedule a trip that had previously planned.  Pensacola International Airport has several new non-stop destinations to get you that adventure you’ve been longing for!

New Destinations Coming this Summer

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, United Airlines will offer expanded service at PNS with non-stop flights to Cleveland (CLE), Milwaukee (MKE), Cincinnati (CVG), and Pittsburgh (PIT).  These four new destinations open up more opportunity for travelers and the Pensacola community to travel and grow. Ankit Gupta, vice president of United’s domestic network planning and scheduling, said bookings have been gaining steam. Earlier in the pandemic, “People just didn’t feel comfortable buying three months out,” Mr. Gupta said. Now more customers are starting to make summer plans, he said. “We’re seeing higher bookings farther out.” 

Despite being in the midst of a global pandemic, Pensacola International Airport added to its services with two new airlines. In December, Boutique Air joined PNS with service to and from Muscle Shoals, AL, connecting passengers to both Nashville, TN and Atlanta, GA. Additionally, PNS will welcome Spirit Airlines starting June 10th with service to seven destinations. Spirit will offer the only nonstop flights to Columbus (CMH), Indianapolis (IND) and Louisville (SDF), along with nonstop service Austin (AUS), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Kansas City (MCI) and St. Louis (STL). LEARN MORE 

We are already seeing lots of travel again with spring break behind us, despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s previous recommendations against it. 

CDC Domestic travel recommendations 

We realize that many are not comfortable with traveling yet. The uncertainties of COVID-19 have had us all wondering what is to come. Previously, the CDC, and many other entities, have recommended travel only if it was essential. But now that many are getting the vaccine and states are opening back up, the CDC has altered its direction. IN April of 2021, the CDC says that fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19. People who are fully vaccinated can travel safely within the United States. Another change to the CDC’s recommendations is that fully vaccinated travelers do not need to get tested before or after travel nor do they need to self-quarantine unless their destination requires it. 

This is great news for the air industry and for those who have been hesitant to plan their trips for this summer. Airlines and airports alike are gearing up to be ready for the many travelers that we will see this summer. 

what can you expect 

Florida has been and continues to be a hotspot for travel and vacation. The airport, airlines, and our partners have taken this very seriously and are making sure we provide a safe, healthy, and easy flying experience. Here are some things you can expect when you travel this summer:

  • Masks are required to be worn while at the airport and during flight.
  • Increased cleaning and sanitization of high touch areas, restrooms, etc.
  • Physical distancing floor decals
  • Increased hand sanitizer stations
  • Reminder displays for masks and physical distancing
  • Plexiglass barriers at counter locations

The airport and our partners continue to strive to ensure a clean, safe, and healthy environment for all who travel through PNS. Passengers and guests are also asked to do their part in protecting themselves and others:

  • Do not travel if you are feeling ill, have a cough, or fever.
  • Wear appropriate face covering that covers your nose and mouth
  • Keep appropriate physical distancing
  • Wash your hands often
  • Check for restrictions that may be in place at your destination

WE ARE READY WHEN YOU ARE

We know it has been a while for most people and that comfort levels are different for everyone. We get it. Whatever your comfort level – rest assured that we are clean, safe, and ready for you. Find what you’ve been missing. Find your happy place. Fly at ease! Book a flight today to one of our great destinations. Or if you are from out of the Pensacola area, come see what makes Pensacola one of the best places to visit, live and do business! We guarantee you won’t be sorry you came.

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