For more infor­ma­tion:

Katie Spill­man, PR Counsel 

North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport 

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

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ECP Pro­vides Trav­el Tips Ahead of Busy Hol­i­day Sea­son

This hol­i­day sea­son, North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (ECP) is antic­i­pat­ing record high pas­sen­ger num­bers. Prepa­ra­tions are under­way to make pas­sen­ger trav­el at ECP easy and low stress, includ­ing more staff. ECP is offer­ing the fol­low­ing tips and infor­ma­tion to ease some of the stress asso­ci­at­ed with hol­i­day travel. 

  1. Plan ahead and arrive ear­ly. ECP is expect­ing an uptick in pas­sen­gers this hol­i­day sea­son. TSA rec­om­mends pas­sen­gers plan to arrive two hours before a domes­tic flight to ensure enough time to get through secu­ri­ty with time to spare. We have expand­ed the park­ing lots to accom­mo­date the over­flow of trav­el­ers and offer a vari­ety of ground trans­porta­tion options that make it easy to access the airport’s sur­round­ing areas. 
  1. Know the do’s and don’ts of get­ting through secu­ri­ty. Trav­el­ing with left­overs and pets doesn’t have to make your next hol­i­day escape a has­sle. Sol­id foods such as baked goods, meat and fruits can be stored in your car­ry-on bag. How­ev­er, liq­uids and spread­able foods such as spinach dip must fol­low the 311 liq­uids rule. Also, check with your air­line if you plan to trav­el with an ani­mal as restric­tions may apply. For a com­plete list of car­ry-on approved items, vis­it TSA​.gov to learn more. 
  1. Take advan­tage ameni­ties and destress before and after your flight. The Mil­i­tary Wel­come Cen­ter at ECP offers a qui­et place for active duty, retired mil­i­tary per­son­nel and Depart­ment of Defense employ­ees to unwind. The recent­ly com­plet­ed Ser­vice Ani­mal and Pet Ser­vice Area is locat­ed out­side the ter­mi­nal build­ing near the ground trans­porta­tion area. While you wait for your flight or ride, the air­port also offers mail­ing ser­vices, copy/​fax ser­vice, com­put­er work­sta­tions and more. 
  1. Pack your patience. ECP is ful­ly staffed, stocked and pre­pared for a busy hol­i­day sea­son. The key to mak­ing hol­i­day trav­el headache-free is arriv­ing with plen­ty of time to get through what may be a busy secu­ri­ty check­point, shop for gifts or enjoy any of our restaurants. 

Pas­sen­ger safe­ty and secu­ri­ty are our top pri­or­i­ties,” said Park­er W. McClel­lan, Jr., A.A.E., Air­port Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. We expect more pas­sen­gers than usu­al in the ter­mi­nal, both fre­quent fly­ers and those not so famil­iar with the air­port process. Prepa­ra­tion and patience are vital for a smooth trav­el experience.” 


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), Colom­bus (CMH), Dal­las (DAL/DFW), Den­ver (DEN), Hous­ton (HOU/IAH), Kansas City (MCI), Nashville (BNA), St. Louis (STL) and Wash­ing­ton DC (DCI). 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.