Aug. 15, 2023
Pensacola International Airport Continues Improvements
Passengers Encouraged to Arrive Early
Pensacola International Airport will begin work this week to replace the second airport escalator, continuing to modernize airport facilities and enhance the overall travel experience for Pensacola residents and visitors.
The down escalator, which was replaced earlier this year, will be reversed to carry passengers up to the second-floor security checkpoint during construction. In an effort to avoid congestion at the top of the existing stairway, there will be a new walking path to the TSA security checkpoint.
The escalator installation is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving.
The up escalator replacement is one of several improvements planned for the airport, with long-term plans to include:
- Upgrade the current passenger terminal
- Additional concourse
- Additional parking facilities
- Expanded security screening checkpoint
- Additional concessions
Pensacola International Airport will have additional customer service staff on hand to help passengers needing extra assistance and to direct passengers to elevators, stairs and walkways.
“While we know this may be a minor inconvenience, we are making every effort to minimize the impact to travelers,” Airport Director Matt Coughlin said. “We would ask everyone to be patient, look for the signs directing you to the appropriate walkway, elevator or escalator, and remember to arrive early so you have plenty of time to park, check-in and go through security screening.”
To learn more about Pensacola International Airport or to book your next flight, visit flypensacola.com.