FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2017
Contact: Vernon Stewart
PENSACOLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT GOES INTERGALACTIC AGAIN
Pensacon Welcome Campaign Kicks Off Today
The Pensacola International Airport and Pensacon partnered for the third year to “Welcome Guests from All Galaxies” leading into the 2017 Pensacon (Pensacola Comic Con) convention scheduled for February 17-19.
“Celebrities, agents and guests love the welcome they receive when arriving at the airport,” says Kat Bishop, marketing director for Pensacon. “They are immersed in the convention experience from the moment they step off the plane. Comic conventions all across the country partner with major airports to promote their cons; however, our airport raises the bar year after year—setting the standard by which others are judged!”
Throughout the airport, visitors will see Pensacola Intergalactic Airport logos and signage throughout the terminal highlighting iconic characters and welcome messages. The goal of the campaign is to create a welcoming and engaging atmosphere for Pensacon guests, celebrities, and the public to increase awareness about the airport as a gateway into Pensacola.
“Pensacon is a huge win for Pensacola and a natural fit for the airport,” says Daniel Flynn, Airport Director. “I look forward to the airport going ‘Intergalactic’ each year and so do our passengers and guests. Our campaign is fun and energetic. And, from the comments we receive, we know the community loves this promotion as does our staff.”
Owned and operated by the City of Pensacola, Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is the largest airport between New Orleans and Jacksonville. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines provide non-stop service to 15 destinations. Pensacola International Airport accommodates more than 1.6 million passengers per year and generates an annual economic impact of over $565 million.
Pensacon is an all-inclusive pop culture convention for the fan community, spanning the genres of comics, anime, sci-fi, horror, gaming and fantasy. In 2016, an estimated 22,000 people attended the convention with a direct economic impact of more than $3 million. Since its inception in 2014, Pensacon has contributed to the direct economic impact of $8.2 million on the local Pensacola economy.