Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Celebrates First Anniversary
PANAMA CITY, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) celebrates its one year anniversary today with partners, elected officials, passengers and the Northwest Florida community. ECP is the first international airport to be built in the past decade and serves as the gateway to Northwest Florida’s beautiful, world-famous beaches. This milestone highlights ECP’s success over the past year, which included more than 800,000 passengers flying in and out of Panama City. “The competitive price options provided by partners Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines have helped boost our regional economy, both through increased tourism and its impact on travel for area businesses,” says John Wheat, executive director of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) is the first international airport to be built in the U.S. in more than a decade. Our new airport, which opened on May 23, 2010, is located in West Bay, near Panama City and Panama City Beach, and serves as a gateway to Northwest Florida and its beautiful world-famous beaches. Beaches International proudly serves Southwest Airlines and Delta Airlines, which together provide daily flights to key U.S. destinations, including cities serving as international gateways. www.iflybeaches.com
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