Pensacola, Florida (WKRG) — Pensacola International Airport will begin work next week on replacing one of its two airport escalators, modernizing airport facilities and improving the overall travel experience for Pensacola residents and visitors. Start renovations to improve.
The escalator replacement is the first of several improvements planned for the airport, and long-term plans include:
- Expansion and upgrade of current passenger terminals
- additional concourse
- Additional parking facilities
- Extended security screening checkpoints
- additional concessions
Pensacola International Airport is working to secure funding for additional improvements and will announce them as they progress.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve the passenger experience and make Fly Easy available, and that’s what drives these plans,” said airport director Matt Coughlin. I’m here. “The escalator is often the talk of the traveler and needs an upgrade. Plans are underway to rebuild the escalator for some time.”
The airport said the down escalator will be out of service during a replacement project that is expected to be completed before the peak summer travel season. Stairs, elevators and up escalators will remain available during the renovation. The up escalator will be replaced this fall.
“With more people wanting to visit here and more businesses calling our area home, this is our community that we can make these improvements. “We are really excited about the opportunity to grow and modernize the airport with all the residents, businesses and organizations that make the Gulf Coast a great place.”
The airport said the modernization and expansion plans will be funded by grants from the Federal Aviation Administration, the Florida Department of Transportation, airport revenues, the Federal Infrastructure Fund, and other airport-specific grants or bond funds.