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FlyPensacola.com Gets An Upgrade


Pensacola International Airport has a new presence on the web. FlyPensacola.com has gotten an upgrade.

Sleek graphics, vibrant photos and new navigational tools are featured on the improved, mobile-friendly website. Marketing Director Belinda Zephir says it’s all aimed at enhancing the user experience.

The local aviation community -- tenants and general aviation pilots along with travelers and those who come to the airport to pick them up – they can also access Flightview – which provides information on flight schedules and access to maps to track flights in the air. Zephir says in fact, the digital platforms are set up to integrate all mobile platforms.

“We’re doing that in-house, so we don’t have to do three different websites for an app, or for a tablet, versus your computer,” said Zephir. “It switches around and will flow, in that nice even screen on your mobile phone, because 90% of the people travel with their cellphone.”

Elsewhere on flypensacola.com, visitors can find information on airline check-in; travel planning and booking, parking and ground transportation data, and travel tips. A new app also links to a new community directory.

Zephir says many other airports have plenty of online presence and bandwidth, but in some cases they have separate apps versus their websites, rather than the one-size-fits-all digital approach at Pensacola International.

“It doesn’t wrap around for a cellphone, or a tablet for the smaller screens,” Zephir said. “They’re always having to update two separate ones. For us, it’s in-house (and) just one update pushes it out to all of the devices.”

Besides providing information and help for travelers, the re-launched website also means upgrades in some in-house airport operations, such as issuing ID badges for current and new employees.

The Airport’s Belinda Zephir adds that the new flypensacola.com also makes it easier to move around displays and information – the latter including the newer American Airlines planes now flying to and from Dallas. 

Dave came to WUWF in September, 2002, after 14 years as News Director at the Alabama Radio Network in Montgomery, Mobile and Birmingham and a total of 27 years in commercial radio. He's also served as Alabama Bureau Chief for United Press International, and a stringer for the Birmingham Post-Herald.