FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2021
ECP Announces New and Returning Seasonal Service
American to launch ECP’s first nonstop to Philadelphia
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (March 4, 2021) – Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) prepares for a seasonal increase in travel as airline partners announce new and returning service this Spring and Summer. American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines are expected to increase flight activity at ECP in March. Increased flight capabilities also mean new locations for flyers.
New this Spring, American Airlines is starting nonstop service between ECP and Philadelphia (PHL), and United Airlines is now offering nonstop service between ECP and Washington – Dulles (IAD). Returning nonstop service includes passenger favorites like Austin (AUS), Baltimore (BWI), Chicago (ORD/MDW), Denver (DEN), and St. Louis (STL), and increased frequency to Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte (CLT, Dallas (DFW/DAL), Houston (IAH/HOU) and Nashville (BNA).
Enhanced seasonal service is a huge relief to many travelers looking to reconnect with loved ones this year and for those in need of a getaway.
“The opportunity to connect our passengers again with even more options gives us a lot of optimism for the year ahead,” said Glen McDonald, Chairman of the Board of Directors for ECP. “Enhanced service will allow thousands of local passengers the convenience of safely traveling to even more destinations, while also affording tourists the opportunity to visit our beautiful Region.”
On a Saturday in March, ECP will welcome more than 80 commercial flights.
“Scheduled flights for March are comparable to typical July numbers at ECP,” added Parker W. McClellan, Jr., A.A.E., ECP Executive Director. “As our Airport grows increasingly popular, we gain opportunities to expand our flight capabilities. Our facilities and staff continue our dedication to providing a premier flying experience and will adapt to the growth as they do every year.”
See below for the updated service provided by ECP airline partners.
American Airlines offering nonstop service between ECP and:
- Charlotte, NC (CLT)
- Dallas Fort-Worth, TX (DFW)
- Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Seasonal
- Washington DC (DCA)
Delta Air Lines offering nonstop service between ECP and:
Southwest Airlines offering nonstop service between ECP and:
- Atlanta, GA (ATL) Seasonal
- Austin, TX (AUS) Seasonal
- Baltimore, MD (BWI) Seasonal
- Chicago, IL (MDW) Seasonal
- Dallas, TX (DAL)
- Denver, CO (DEN) Seasonal
- Houston, TX (HOU)
- Kansas City, MO (MCI) Seasonal
- Nashville, TN (BNA) Year-Round
- St. Louis, MO (STL) Seasonal
- Washington DC (DCA) Seasonal
United Airlines offering nonstop service between ECP and:
- Chicago, IL (ORD) Seasonal
- Denver, CO (DEN) Seasonal
- Houston, TX (IAH)
- Washington Dulles, VA (IAD)
Passengers may begin booking flights immediately.
ECP continues to work with its partners and staff to ensure a safe travel experience for passengers. For travel updates and more information on our ECP Ready Program, visit iflybeaches.com.
Flight schedules are subject to change at any time.
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. 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.