Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

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About Northwest Florida Beaches Airport

Outside the front of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

Credit: Nicolas Henderson on Wikimedia Commons

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is an airport serving Bay County, Florida. It's the closest airport to Panama City and Panama City Beach and, despite being an international airport, only handles flights from airlines travelling domestically to southern and eastern parts of the US. 

There are currently no airlines that use Northwest Florida Beaches International as a hub airport.

The airport opened in 2010 under the name Northwest Florida–Panama City International Airport, but it was soon renamed Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport at the request of the public and figures in the aviation industry.

 

What is the airport code for Northwest Florida Beaches Airport?

The airport code for Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is ECP.

Airport Location

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is located northwest of Panama City. It takes between 30–60 minutes to drive to Florida Beaches Airport from Panama City and 20–40 minutes to drive to Florida Beaches International from Panama City Beach, depending on traffic.

Facilities

San Antonio Airport Flight Monitors

The airport has a range of facilities, with everything that's necessary for a small airport. There's one airport lounge at the airport, which is only for military use. 

Facilities Include:

  • WIFI
  • Gift shop
  • Dining
  • Passenger assistance
  • ATMs
  • Pet relief area
  • Car rental
  • Parking facilities
  • Lost and found
  • Military welcome center

 

Lounges by terminal:

USO Lounge

  • Free snacks
  • WIFI
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TV screens
  • Flight monitors
  • Children's area
  • Internet terminals

 

Runways

Direction Length (m) Surface
16/34 3,048 Concrete

Runway 16/34 is the only runway at the airport and is used for all flights arriving and departing. However, plans have been discussed to build an additional runway that will run parallel to the existing runway if air traffic increases. 

Terminals

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport has one terminal building. The building has seven gates altogether. Despite there being no international flights from the terminal since it opened, it has a US Customs and Border Control Protection area should it begin to facilitate flights from international destinations in the future.

Airlines that fly to Northwest Florida Beaches International

Here's a list of all the airlines that fly to/from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.

AIRLINE COUNTRY FROM
American Eagle USA
Delta USA
Southwest Airlines USA
United Express USA

Top Destinations

Top Domestic Routes

2018
Rank Destination No. of Passengers Airlines
1 Atlanta, Georgia 239,750 Delta
2 Nashville, Tennessee 82,610 Southwest
3 Dallas–Love, Texas 46,080 Southwest
4 Houston–Hobby, Texas 39,460 Southwest
5 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 37,320 American

How to get to Clinton National Airport

 

By driving

Parking and car rental are both available at the airport. 

From Panama City, the airport can be reached off Road 77 north toward Lynn Haven and Southport. From there, take State Highway 388 and follow signs to the airport.

From Panama City Beach, the airport can be reached off of State Road 79 north toward West Bay. From there, take State Highway 388 and follow the signs to the airport.

By taxi

Taxis can be pre-booked via phone or online.

Alternatively, you can use taxi apps such as Uber and Lyft to drive to travel to the airport.