Welcome Home Reception for Veterans Honor Flight Tuesday 4/16 - 8 pm

Apr 15, 2024
On Tuesday, April 16th, PIE’s 47th Honor Flight with 77 Veterans will depart St. Pete-Clearwater Int’l 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.  Additional Honor Flights for 2024 are June 4, September 10, and October 22.

Our restaurant, The District Pub, will open from 5:00-8:00 PM before the Veterans arrive.  The restaurant is in the pre-security area located on the 2nd floor between Ticketing A and B.  

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´âó of West Central Florida President Tracy Luchtenberg states “Honor Flight of West Central  Florida begins the 2024 season with Mission 49 on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024. 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.” 

For more information about the Honor Flight, CONTACT Honor Flight of West Central Florida at: info@honorflightwcf.org www.honorflightwcf.org Telephone: (727) 498-6079 
St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport General Airport Information 727-453-7800