For the second time in two months, Pensacola International Airport set an all-time monthly traffic record in July, with a total of 175,814 passengers arriving or departing from the airport.
The airport had broken the previous record in June with 162,618 passengers.
“July was another record month for travelers who made Pensacola International Airport their airport of choice,” said Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. “The numbers don’t lie, and they are a testament to the experience travelers have using our airport. Pensacola International Airport will continue to be a driving force in our region, providing the best fares along the Gulf Coast.”
The city-owned airport is the largest airport between New Orleans and Jacksonville, with five airlines operating flights to 17 destinations. Earlier this year, Southwest Airlines announced seasonal service to six cities, bringing the airline’s total service from Pensacola to 36 flights per week to eight destinations. In July, Frontier Airlines announced plans to become the airport’s sixth airline, launching nonstop service to Denver International Airport in 2018.
The airport’s July passenger count was up more than 20,000 over the same month last year, when 155,543 passengers came and went from the airport. Pensacola International Airport generates an estimated annual economic impact of more than $653 million, officials said.