American Airlines will launch daily nonstop service between Pensacola International Airport (PNS) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in April, officials announced Monday.
“American Airlines is an incredible partner with Pensacola International Airport and the City of Pensacola,” said Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. “The DC market is an important route for our community due to our active and retired military personnel as well as our expanding role in cyber security.”
The new service is set to begin April 4, 2017. Passengers will be able to begin booking flights immediately at http://www.aa.com.
Flights are scheduled to depart Pensacola daily at 11am and arrive in Washington DC at 2:00 pm EST. Passengers will enjoy a 2-class configuration aircraft with Wi-Fi.
Washington National becomes Pensacola International Airport’s twelfth destination and the fourth daily nonstop served by American Airlines. American previously offered only weekend service to D.C.
“According to recent Convention Visitor Bureau statistics, the Pensacola Bay Area has enjoyed a 10% increase in tourism development with Washington DC ranking 5th year round as the top MSA and top 5 quarterly in actual visitation to Pensacola,” says Airport Director Dan Flynn. “In our ongoing conversations with American Airlines, we continue to share news about economic, tourism, and industrial growth. The investments and growth in downtown Pensacola as well as the expansion of Navy Federal shows that Pensacola is in a growth mode.”