Katie Spill­man, PR Counsel

North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport

(727) 2360284 or katies@​themooreagency.​com



Con­struc­tion projects to impact hol­i­day travelers 

PANA­MA CITY BEACH, Fla. (Novem­ber 21, 2022) – In Octo­ber, the Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict vot­ed to approve a more than $3.5 mil­lion Ter­mi­nal Park­ing Lot Expan­sion project. On Tues­day, ECP issued a notice to pro­ceed and over­flow park­ing lot con­struc­tion is already underway. 

The Ter­mi­nal Park­ing Lot Expan­sion project will add much-need­ed park­ing to the Long-Term Park­ing Lot, Employ­ee Park­ing Lot, and the Cell Phone Wait­ing Lot, cre­at­ing 500 new park­ing spaces and rais­ing the total num­ber of park­ing spaces at the Air­port to more than 1800. Dur­ing these ongo­ing improve­ments, hol­i­day trav­el­ers should plan for impacts to the over­flow park­ing lot process as ECP is prepar­ing to see addi­tion­al pas­sen­gers on peak days dur­ing this Thanks­giv­ing period. 

Last sea­son, we parked an addi­tion­al 800 vehi­cles in our over­flow park­ing lots over the Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day,” said ECP Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Park­er W. McClel­lan Jr., A.A.E. This year, we are prepar­ing for even more pas­sen­gers to be using the Air­port dur­ing the peak hol­i­day trav­el sea­son and our Oper­a­tions team is pre­pared to deliv­er an excel­lent guest experience.” 

While the project is ongo­ing dur­ing peak hol­i­day trav­el sea­sons, pas­sen­gers are encour­aged to arrive a lit­tle ear­li­er to allow for hol­i­day traf­fic delays, park­ing lot impacts and long lines at the TSA Checkpoint. 

The Ter­mi­nal Park­ing Lot Expan­sion project helps us enhance the pas­sen­ger expe­ri­ence,” said ECP Board Chair Hol­ly Melz­er. We have a plan in place to address any issues that may come with tran­si­tion­ing over­flow park­ing dur­ing the peak hol­i­day trav­el sea­sons. We thank our pas­sen­gers for their patience and encour­age them to allow for some extra time when head­ing to the Airport.” 

The Ter­mi­nal Park­ing Lot Expan­sion project is sched­uled to be com­plet­ed in June 2023. This and oth­er new projects are part of the Airport’s devel­op­ment plan. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it: https://​www​.ifly​beach​es​.com/ec….


About North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport 

About North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (ECP) 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’s air­line part­ners pro­vide dai­ly flights to world­wide des­ti­na­tions, includ­ing year round and sea­son­al non­stop flights between ECP and Atlanta (ATL), Austin (AUS) Bal­ti­more (BWI), Char­lotte (CLT), Chica­go (MDW/ORD), Dal­las (DAL/DFW), Den­ver (DEN), Hous­ton (HOU/IAH), Kansas City (MCI), Nashville (BNA), St. Louis (STL), Wash­ing­ton DC (DCA), and more. ECP pro­vides North­west Flori­da 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. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it ifly​beach​es​.com.