Lighting issue causing delays, cancellations at Pensacola airport

Published: May. 15, 2023 at 8:40 PM CDT|Updated: May. 16, 2023 at 4:04 PM CDT
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UPDATE: Officials report more flight cancellations are expected Tuesday night at Pensacola International Airport due to ongoing repairs to runway and taxiway lighting.

According to officials, the runway lighting outage was caused by an electrical fire that was discovered early Monday morning in an underground duct bank that routes the wires through the airfield electrical system. The electrical fire was contained to the underground duct bank and extinguished itself once the circuit was turned ofs, officials said.



PENSACOLA, Fla. (WALA) - Pensacola International Airport is experiencing some major issues Monday night due to runway lighting outage.

The outage is causing several flights to be delayed or canceled Monday night, officials said. Flights arriving or departing from during daylight hours are not expected to be affected. Travelers are encouraged to check their flight status online at for potential cancellation decisions made by the individual airlines.

The airport says it hopes to have the issue fixed as quickly as possible.