St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) Welcomes West Central Florida Veterans Honor Flight Welcome Home Reception–April 25th 8:00 PM
On Tuesday, April 25th, PIE’s 43rd Honor Flight with 68 Veterans will depart St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport on an Allegiant charter for a day long visit to Washington D.C. and the war memorials. The Veterans return to St. Pete-Clearwater at approximately 8:15 pm. The Welcome Home celebration is open to the public and various groups, military, and government leaders will be at the airport to greet the veterans. Free parking will be available to attend the welcome home event for guests parking in our Short or Long-term Parking Lot. Please be aware that there is construction on roadways around the airport. We advise guests to allow ample travel time and advise extra caution. Media trucks with identification may park in the Ground Transportation Lot adjacent to Baggage Claim or in the Service Delivery Lane for the Veterans arrival with advance clearance only.
Honor Flight of West Central Florida President Tracy Luchtenberg states “Honor Flight of West Central Florida kicks off its 2023 season with Mission 45 on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. We are honored to transport our heroes at no charge to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect on their memorials. We appreciate the partnership with Allegiant for the safe transportation of our treasured Veterans. A special thank you to the staff at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport for your graciousness in making the Welcome Home a wonderful celebration. We encourage you to wear your patriotic garb and join us in giving these Veterans an uplifting Welcome Home!”
Airport Director Tom Jewsbury states, “We are pleased to host the Honor Flights at PIE, so our community can come to honor our Veterans. Please join us for this celebration to thank and welcome our Veterans home to PIE and continue their day of honor.”
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport General Airport Information 727-453-7800
Airport Media Contact: Michele Routh, Airport Public Relations Director