Pensacola International Airport is busier than ever before, setting an all-time traffic record in June with a total of 162,618 passengers arriving or departing from the airport.
“We appreciate the record number of travelers who made Pensacola International Airport their airport of choice last month,” said Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward. “We continue to elevate the airport experience for our guests, with new routes, and exciting amenities.”
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.
“As a gateway that connects our diverse City to the rest of the world, Pensacola International is a powerful economic engine for our City and the region, providing the best fares along the Gulf Coast,” Hayward said.
June’s total was up more than 10,000 passengers over the June 2016 total of 151,450. Pensacola International Airport generates an estimated annual economic impact of more than $653 million, officials said.