History of the Airport
The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP for short) is a public airport in northwest of Panama City Beach in Bay County. When ECP was build it replaced the Panama City – Bay County International Airport. ECP is currently owned by the Panama City – Bay County Airport & Industrial District. ECP had opened for commercial flights on May 23rd, 2010. An interesting fact about ECP is that is was the first international airport that was designed and built since the September 11th attacks. Even though it is international is doesn’t schedule international flights. Most people traveling to other countries fly to Atlanta and different airports before taking off again on another plane.
The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport has a lot of different things within it. ECP is about 4,000 acres and it elevated over sixty five feet from ground level. The only runway is 16/34. It’s a concrete paved runway that is around 10,000 feet long and 150 feet wide. As traffic increases there are plans to build a crosswinds and a parallel runway for more flights. ECP uses three main airlines. They use Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Express! Between 2014 and 2015, Atlanta was the most popular location for ECP. Over 200,000 people flew to Atlanta, compared to the 64,000 people who flew to Nashville which was the number two spot on the list. Most people who flew to Atlanta probably went to other countries after landing because the are the closest area with international flights.
Lemon Taxi in ECP
No matter where you go or what you’re doing, from first day airport was open, Lemon Taxi is here for you in Panama City Beach and surrounding areas. We have airport shuttles to get you to your destination. If you are coming to visit we could advise you to check and see if your hotel is on the popular destinations list! Call us 850-276-8884 if you need any information or a ride with Lemon Taxi & Airport Shuttle Service.