Exploring Northwest Florida
Exploring Northwest Florida
Pensacola International Airport began in the 1930s with an idea and a land purchase. The idea was to have a municipal airport to serve the growing city and the land purchase was a modest $50,000 for 500 acres from Francis W. Taylor. On November 1, 1935, the deed for that land was recorded and today that date is recognized as the official birthday of PNS.
March, 1937 saw the beginning of scheduled airline service when Atlantic and Gulf Coast Airlines, flying Stinson trimotors between Savannah, Georgia and Mobile, Alabama, took to the skies. On November 1, 1938, Florida-based National Airlines, flying 10-passenger Lockheed Electra's, inaugurated Pensacola's first airmail service. National Airlines continued to serve Pensacola for more than fifty years until merging with Pan American Airways in January 1980.
Since that time the facility now known as the Pensacola International Airport has continued to grow and is classified as a Small Hub Airport serving over 1.5 million passengers annually from Destin and Fort Walton to Mobile, Alabama.
Air travel to Pensacola is easy. Six air carriers fly PNS non-stop to and from eleven international hubs: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas Ft Worth, Houston Hobby, Houston Intercontinental, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Tampa, and Washington DC. PNS is also the only Airport between New Orleans and Jacksonville to offer a hotel on property, Hyatt Place (click here for more details).
As the largest city west of Tallahassee, Pensacola welcomes visitors to its beaches and historic sites. It is also the home of the U. S. Navy Blue Angles flying squadron and the National Naval Aviation Museum one of the top museums in the country and one of Northwest Florida's free attractions.
2430 Airport Blvd., Suite 225
Pensacola, FL 32504
Airport Code: PNS
Provides non-stop daily service to Dallas Ft Worth (DFW) and Miami (MIA)
Delta Airlines/Delta Connection
Provides non-stop daily service to Atlanta (ATL)
Note: Delta is the only airline that flies into all four Northwest Florida airports.
Provides non-stop daily service to Orlando (MCO) and Tampa (TPA)
Provides non-stop service daily to Houston (HOU) and Nashville (BNA)
Provides non-stop daily service to Houston (HOU) and Chicago (ORD)
U. S. Airways Express
Provides non-stop daily service to Charlotte (CLT) and Washington D.C. (DCA)
Dollar Rent A Car
Parking is managed by Republic Parking which accepts all major credit cards. Call 850-435-8767 for more information.
You can reduce the amount of time spent at the parking toll booth by using the self-serve credit card lane #5 on the far right side.
Short-Term Parking Rates
All Surface Parking lots including Shuttle Lot One are $2.00 each hour. Garage Parking is $1.00 for each half hour.
Long-Term Parking Rates
All Surface Parking lots including Shuttle Lot One are $9.00 per day. Garage Parking is $11.00 per day. Economy lots 1 & 2 are $6.00 per day.