PBI Airport Nears Launch of $80,000 Website Initiative

June 12--Palm Beach International Airport is gearing up to unveil its redesigned website, which is expected to happen by the end of July, according to airport officials.

Besides getting a "beautiful new look," the relaunched website will include resources for passengers that are not currently available, said Stephanie Richards, the airport's marketing director.

"There will be fare deals, interactive terminal maps and a more user-friendly format for visitors to find information about Palm Beach International Airport and links to our partners," added Richards in an email Monday.

The website's new look will reflect select design elements found throughout the airport and the surrounding destination.

Its relaunch is taking place during the 25th anniversary of the airport's terminal, Richards noted.

The David McCampbell Terminal -- dedicated Oct. 23, 1988 -- was named after a Palm Beach County resident and World War II naval fighter pilot, according to the airport's website.

As part of the ongoing $80,000 initiative to upgrade the website's look, functionality and features, some new tools were rolled out for users last year on pbia.org.

Those tools included flight mapping and tracking and an upgraded parking page, where rates, maps, parking options and cellphone waiting lot information is displayed in a centralized guide that can be downloaded.

Airport officials acknowledged the website has been in need of a makeover for some time.

"The goals of redesigning the website are to create a website that is current in both content and style in order to be competitive with other airports," Richards said, "and also to increase the traffic to the website by offering resources to passengers that will make their travel experience more pleasurable and stress-free."

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