Northwest Florida Airport Opens

Aviation International News » June 2010
May 26, 2010, 8:36 AM

Northwest Florida Beaches Airport (KECP) near Panama City, Fla., the first new greenfield airport since Denver International in 1995, opened last month.
The 4,000-acre field, designed to guarantee no residential development will be built near the airfield itself or within the flight paths, initially opened with just 10,000-foot Runway 16/34. The new airport will replace the Panama City-Bay County Airport, which is slated to close on July 1. So far, two FBOs have committed to operating at KECP–Sheltair and Regency Air Center. Sheltair is operating from a temporary facility until its new 5,000-sq-ft FBO terminal and 11,000-sq-ft hangar are completed in the fourth quarter. No further details about Regency Air Center were available at press time.

Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.