Welcome to the Pensacola International Airport Master Plan Webpage
Operated by the City of Pensacola, Pensacola International Airport (PNS) serves the vibrant Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama. PNS continuously works to enhance its customer focus and provide cutting-edge facilities in step with the City of Pensacola as it leverages its robust tourist economy; historic ties to the U.S. Navy; and growing reputation as a business, education, medical, and cultural center. Like the many commercial and military entities that continuously reinvest in Pensacola decade after decade, PNS is constantly reevaluating everything it does to make sure it makes wise and timely decisions in advance of future growth.
The City of Pensacola is undertaking an update of its Airport Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan. A primary goal of the PNS Master Plan Update is to provide the necessary infrastructure to meet the vision to be a world-class gateway that reflects Northwest Florida’s role in the national and international marketplace. “Fly Easy” is not just our slogan, it’s our mission.
On this website, you can:
- Learn about the Airport Master Plan process
- Keep up-to-date on the PNS Master Plan Update
- Find out about opportunities to become involved
- Read and download Airport Master Plan documents
- Provide comments
This website will be updated as information becomes available.
What is a Master Plan Update?
NS is embarking upon an 18-month process to develop a new 20-year Airport Master Plan. An Airport Master Plan is a management tool for strategic positioning that maximizes operational efficiency and business effectiveness through efficient planning.
Beginning with an Airport Vision, the Master Plan is an assessment of existing facilities and future demand. It identifies future facility requirements and culminates in an affordable implementation program. It is a sustainable plan and takes into account environmental consequences and the ability to timely finance development in the best sequence to meet future demand.
Why PNS is doing a Master Plan Update
PNS last completed a Master Plan in 1999. Since then, the Airport has implemented most of the projects in that plan – terminal expansion, parking garage with covered roof, canopy between the terminal and garage, and an all-weather runway system that is safe, efficient, and modern. At the same time, PNS has seen its corporate aviation growth outpace national trends and play an important role in generating new opportunities for local business across the globe.
A Master Plan Update ensures that projects undertaken by the Airport fulfill a legitimate need – now and in the future. The effort is designed to help the Airport management identify projects that are or will be needed for the Airport to run safely and efficiently. The Airport management then develops a plan for prioritizing the work and paying for it. This effort makes sure PNS runs smoothly for the foreseeable future and provides the excellent customer experience passengers have come to expect.
How can I get involved?
Public participation is integral to successful airport planning. Public input is welcome throughout each of the phases of the Master Plan Update. It is essential that the Airport and the City of Pensacola understand the community’s values, but it is equally important for the community to understand the issues associated with airport master planning. When you become actively engaged in airport planning, your insight helps ensure the airport meets the community’s needs now and in the future.
This website is designed to provide you with information that will help you understand why the Airport is planning the improvements it has chosen, and what the alternatives are to the selected development. Your feedback will help ensure the Airport evolves in a way that makes the Airport more effective as an economic driver within the community, while also remaining a good neighbor.