The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) officially opened on May 23, 2010 as the first international airport built in the United States post-September 11. ECP is located in Bay County on 4,000 acres, with a large amount of real estate surrounding the airport available for commercial development. The Airport is owned and operated by Panama City-Bay County Airport and Industrial District. The Airport’s terminal is 125,000 square feet with seven gates. The runway is 10,000 feet long and 150 feet wide. The Airport’s elevation is 69 feet/21 meters above sea level. The airport offers free Wi-Fi for passengers.
6300 West Bay Parkway
Panama City, FL 32409
- Delta Airlines
- United Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
Non-Stop Destinations Served
- Atlanta, GA (ATL)
- Austin, TX (AUS)
- Baltimore, MD (BWI)
- Chicago, IL (ORD)
- Dallas, TX (DFW)
- Houston, TX (HOU) and (IAH)
- Nashville, TN (BNA)
- St. Louis, MO (STL)
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport’s general aviation services are provided by Sheltair Aviation. As our exclusive Fixed Base Operator (FBO), Sheltair
offers pilots and corporate executives complete FBO services including hangar and office space and Ramp/tie-down options.
Dining options remain open around all flight schedules. Menu options include burgers, sandwiches, salads, beverages and more. For more information, contact
(850)234‑5798. The Dive In Restaurant is located on Level 1 near the entrance to the Airport. The Surf’s Up Bar & Grill and Grayton Beer Landing Strip are located in the Concourse on Level 2.
Gift shops are located on Level 1 and Level 2 and offer newspapers, gifts, and convenience items. For more information, contact (850)233‑1771.
There are currently 2,000 spaces in the airport’s convenient covered, long-term and short-term parking facilities. The parking facility is patrolled 24-hours a day by the Airport Police Department. All parking facilities accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Curbside parking at the terminal is limited to loading and unloading only. For inquiries, contact Republic Parking at (850)636‑8971.
Standard Parking Rates*
- First 20 minutes are free, after that:
- $1 for 20 minutes
- $2 for 40 minutes
- $3 per hour
Maximum Daily Cost*
- $9 for long-term lot
- $11 for short-term lot
- $13 for covered parking
*Rates do not include sales tax
The ECP Traveler Rewards Program enables airport passengers to earn 1 airline mile per dollar spent when parking at ECP. Register any credit or debit card at http://www.thanksagain.com/ECP or on your mobile phone by texting “FLYECP” to 82257.
A variety of ground transportation is available at the airport:
- Seven rental car companies operate at the airport: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty.
- Taxi, shuttles and limo services as well as premium transportation from Sunshine Shuttle & Limousine.
- Transportation Network Companies: Uber & Lyft.
- Area hotel shuttle services.
Military Welcome Center
The Military Welcome Center at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers a quiet place for active duty, retired military personnel and Department of Defense employees to relax while waiting for a flight or a ride home. Open daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., the Center offers snacks, drinks, television, internet access, Wi-Fi, postage stamps, mailing services, and a children’s play area.
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport employs approximately 300 airline, ground transportation, concessionaire, security, airport tenant, and airport administration employees.