City of Pensacola: The Upside of Florida

Frontier Airlines expands to Pensacola International 

Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines announced today that Pensacola International Airport will be among the 21 new cities served by the low-fare carrier as part of their nationwide network expansion. Beginning Spring of 2018, Frontier Airlines will offer non-stop service to Denver, Colorado from Pensacola International Airport. Mayor Hayward welcomed today’s announcement and is looking forward to working with Frontier Airlines.

By next spring, Frontier will offer low fares to 90 percent of the U.S. population, which is expected to bring more than $1 billion dollars in savings to consumers through lower airfares. 

Official details on when the new service will start, the availability or frequency are not yet available. Information will be shared as it becomes available.

Road closures


Daytime work planned for Tarragona Street

Construction crews will be working Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21 to mill and resurface Tarragona Street, between Garden and Main Streets. The work is scheduled for daytime hours.
No on-street parking will be allowed on this section of Tarragona Street during the work. Drivers should anticipate the potential for increased traffic congestion both days.
Construction schedules are weather dependent, and work may be re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.
More information on the street resurfacing program is available by contacting the city’s engineering consultant, Atkins, Inc., (850) 380-9188. 

Palafox Street closures planned next week

Construction crews will close portions of Palafox Street next week to replace bollards and complete stamped pedestrian crosswalks. The closures will be in place for 24-hours at the following locations. 
  • Tues., July 25:
    • Palafox Street, from Government Street to Main Street, including the Government Street intersection.
  • Wed., July 26:
    • Palafox Street, from Main Street to Zarragossa Street.

The schedule is weather dependent, and work may be re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.
More information on the street resurfacing program is available by contacting the city’s engineering consultant, Atkins, Inc., (850) 380-9188. 

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Port of Pensacola Remains Wildlife Friendly

The port of Pensacola warehouse number 1 has been recognized as a bird-friendly rooftop. Wildlife observers have visited the rooftops and an estimated of over seventy bird nests have been found. The birds are Least Terns and are listed as a threatened species by both the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission.

To read the full story, click here.

Blue Angels at Bayview

On Thursday, July 13th, some of the Blue Angels decided to hold a Q&A session down at the Bayview Senior Citizens Center. We would like to extend a special thanks to the blues crew members: AT2 (AW) Jeff Sears, LS2 (AW/SW) Marjorie Tilton, & AZ2 (AW) Monica Cooper for showing up.

Blue Angels at Bayview

Energy and DodgeBrawl

Pensacola Energy showed they have game at the 2017 DodgeBrawl Charity Tournament at the Pensacola Bay Center. Pensacola Energy had two teams - The Big Gas Ball Slingers and The Natural Gastronauts. The Natural Gastronauts won $250 for best team name. The $250 was donated to United Way.

Pupside of Florida

Last week, Officers Kesley "Ike" Isenberg and Zach Harris found a Mom with three kids trying to live under the interstate. They took some time to talk to them and really get to the root of the problem. Without going into too many details, the Mom had been the victim of terrible circumstances and a lot of rotten luck. Ike and Zach contacted the EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless and got the ball rolling to get them immediate help. But one problem existed. A three pound problem named Henry, to be exact. The housing that was being arranged could not handle a dog. The Mom had to choose between getting a roof over her kids' heads or living on the street with Henry. Ike gave her another option...he offered to foster the pooch until they got settled in a more permanent home. Of course, Ike had many hours left in the shift, so now he had a partner for the day. The Mom and kids are sheltered and things are looking up for everyone.

Fire Safety

Cedric King of the Pensacola Fire Department visited The Greater Emmanuel Haf Church to discuss fire safety and life success. 

Pensacola International Airport All Time High

Pensacola International Airport has reached a monthly All time high passengers for the month of June. 

Pensacola International Airport

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