North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (ECP) and its part­ners con­tin­ue to address COVID-19

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Katie Spill­man, PR Counsel

North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport

(850) 2240174 or katies@​themooreagency.​com

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PANA­MA CITY BEACH, Fla., March 16, 2020The world is respond­ing to an out­break of res­pi­ra­to­ry dis­ease caused by a nov­el (new) coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) that was first detect­ed in Chi­na and has now been detect­ed in more than 100 loca­tions inter­na­tion­al­ly, includ­ing the Unit­ed States.

As the coro­n­avirus out­break con­tin­ues to impact air­ports and trav­el, North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (ECP) remains com­mit­ted to the safe­ty and secu­ri­ty of our pas­sen­gers and staff. ECP is mon­i­tor­ing the COVID-19 sit­u­a­tion close­ly and is in ongo­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tion with state and local health offi­cials, air­line car­ri­ers and oth­er part­ners to take appro­pri­ate mea­sures based on the most recent information.

As we move into the spring break trav­el sea­son, ECP will con­tin­ue to take pre­cau­tions as direct­ed by health offi­cials and acti­vate the appro­pri­ate steps to mit­i­gate any poten­tial impact to the air­port and our com­mu­ni­ty. We are com­mit­ted to respond­ing to this rapid­ly chang­ing sce­nario appro­pri­ate­ly and we will keep pas­sen­gers, staff and part­ners ful­ly informed as the sit­u­a­tion evolves.

We take pride in the clean­li­ness of our facil­i­ties, and to fur­ther strength­en our com­mit­ment, ECP has imple­ment­ed addi­tion­al mea­sures to keep the Air­port san­i­tary,” said Park­er McClel­lan, ECP Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. We have increased the pres­ence of clean­ing staff and are remind­ing employ­ees to stay home if they feel unwell. Addi­tion­al­ly, we have installed hand san­i­tiz­er dis­pensers at numer­ous loca­tions through­out the Terminal.”

Pas­sen­gers and employ­ees are encour­aged to prac­tice healthy hygiene habits such as wash­ing hands fre­quent­ly, cov­er­ing coughs and sneezes, avoid­ing touch­ing eyes, nose and mouth, and stay­ing home if sick.

ECP’s air­line part­ners have also pro­vid­ed infor­ma­tion for trav­el­ers, and a list­ing is shared below:

Pas­sen­gers who wish to make a change in their trav­el should reach out direct­ly to their air­line car­ri­er for more infor­ma­tion. Con­tact infor­ma­tion for each one of our air­line part­ners can be found at https://​www​.ifly​beach​es​.com/​f​l​i​g​h​t​s​/​a​i​r​lines.

For addi­tion­al ref­er­ences, ECP encour­ages trav­el­ers, as well as the gen­er­al pub­lic to review infor­ma­tion from the fol­low­ing sources:

ECP con­tin­ues to mon­i­tor the ever-chang­ing COVID-19 activ­i­ty and will deliv­er updates as they impact ECP.


About North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport

North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (ECP) offers some of the region’s low­est aver­age air­fares and is locat­ed less than 30 min­utes from Pana­ma City Beach, Pana­ma City and the beach­es of South Wal­ton. Today, with ser­vice from Amer­i­can Air­lines, Delta Air Lines, South­west Air­lines, and Unit­ed Air­lines, ECP pro­vides dai­ly flights to world­wide des­ti­na­tions, includ­ing non­stop flights to Atlanta (ATL), Austin (AUS) Bal­ti­more (BWI), Char­lotte (CLT), Chica­go (MDW/ORD), Colum­bus (CMH), Dal­las (DAL/DFW), Den­ver (DEN), Hous­ton (HOU/IAH), Kansas City (MCI), Nashville (BNA), St. Louis (STL) and Wash­ing­ton DC (DCA). The first inter­na­tion­al air­port to be built in more than a decade, ECP pro­vides North­west Flori­da com­mu­ni­ties with first-class facil­i­ties and was strate­gi­cal­ly devel­oped for major eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties. ECP is the gate­way to vis­i­tors seek­ing North­west Florida’s famous beaches.