Friday, May 21, 2010

New Panama City airport set to open

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The nation's newest commercial airport, the 4,000-acre Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, will begin operation Sunday. The airport is replacing the Panama City-Bay County International Airport and sits on land donated by the region's largest landowner, St. Joe Co. The airport will be served by Southwest and Delta, and initially will be using a 10,000-foot runway. A ribbon-cutting and grand opening is scheduled for Saturday. (Source: Multiple, including Panama City News-Herald, 05/20/10, Dallas Morning News, 05/21/10)