Nov 17, 2016
Action News Jax
Jacksonville International Airport has officially opened a spot where traveling pets can get some relief.
The airport opened the pet and service animal relief area, which is located past security, so that four-legged travelers can relieve themselves while waiting for flights.
The animal relief area is located in (between) concourses A and C and includes a mock front porch area with seating, a hand-washing sink, pickup bag dispenser and waste receptacles.
“We know there are many pets and service animals traveling through our airport,” said Steve Grossman, CEO of Jacksonville Aviation Authority. “And we’re pleased to offer this amenity to make their experience at JAX even more enjoyable.”
The spot is made of an artificial turf product that drains so it can be hosed down. Beneath the turf, the floor slopes to a sanitary sewer drain, and an automatic system flushes the area every 45 minutes. The space has its own dedicated air handling equipment to keep it odor free.
The airport’s PA system has been extended to the area so passengers can hear announcements, and it is also monitored by a CCTV system.
An existing pet relief area is located outside baggage claim on the south side of the terminal. The new facility provides a relief area in the secured area of the airport.