Pensacola International Airport has partnered with Pensacon for its annual transformation into Pensacola Intergalactic Airport, assuming the temporary name and stellar decor to commemorate the 2021 Pensacon convention scheduled for May 21-23.
“This year’s Pensacon is particularly special because of what we have all been through this past year,” Pensacon CEO Mike Ensley said. “The airport’s transformation to intergalactic welcomes travelers from all over and has become a subject of delight for promoters, agents, celebrities and guests alike.”
City of Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson announced the temporary change renaming the airport Pensacola Intergalactic Airport. The signage throughout the terminal highlights iconic comic and science fiction characters and welcome messages.
"I am excited to announce our airport’s name change to the Pensacola Intergalactic Airport as we prepare for travelers from all over,” Mayor Robinson said. “Pensacon is a great opportunity for the Pensacola community, and is a fun partnership that I look forward to every year.”
The airport is continuing to see an increase in passengers exceeding the national averages. In the coming months, the airport expects for these numbers to continue to grow with the addition of four new flights with United and a brand new airline, Spirit airlines, Starting in the beginning of June with seven non stop destinations.
“The expression on the faces of each traveler that comes through this airport says it all,” Airport Director Matt Coughlin said. “For a brief moment, they are transported to a different reality of fantasy and they connect with the fun of the experience.”
Pensacon is normally slated for the month of February, but due to COVID restrictions and out of an abundance of caution, it was rescheduled for May. As a result, the event will look a bit different than in years past. In addition to hand sanitizer stations, increased aisle space, and masks required to be worn, the outdoor venue, Poseidon’s Bay, will be expanded, allowing more space for attendees to visit the various booths safely. Panels and other presentations will be subject to smaller capacity levels, with distanced seating on a first-come, first-served basis. To find more information about Pensacon’s COVID Safety plan, visit pensacon.com/info/covid-safety
To learn more about Pensacon, the many guests, and to purchase passes, visit pensacon.com
To learn more about Pensacola Intergalactic Airport and the new flights coming to PNS, visit flyintergalactic.com