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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2020
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Unveils New Terminal Expansion Project
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (July 30, 2020) – The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) unveiled its brand-new Terminal expansion on Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by ECP Board Members, Staff and partners.
The 7,000-square foot Terminal Expansion will relocate Gates 6 and 7 and ultimately provide either ramp loading or passenger boarding bridge opportunities. American Airlines will be operating at one gate and the other will be utilized to accommodate increased future demand. The multi-million-dollar expansion features close to 250 more seats, giving additional room for Airport growth and addressing passenger travel demands.
“We have tried to anticipate the future demands of our airline partners by enabling the Airport to be ready to accommodate more flights, different aircraft and destinations in the future,” said Parker W. McClellan, Jr., A.A.E., ECP Executive Director. “This new Terminal expansion provides the additional space needed to accommodate the demand of today and in the near future.”
The $5.8M Terminal expansion was an economical and smart way to quickly and efficiently meet the growing demand ECP sees among passengers and airline partners. As a modular building, this allows the Airport the flexibility to move the structure in the future, if need be.
The Terminal expansion is anticipated to be ready to welcome passengers in early August.
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.