Thursday, November 21, 2013

Airport ponders growth plans

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- With passenger traffic projected to double in 20 years, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport officials examined growth concepts at a workshop Wednesday. Project manager Paul Puckli presented six concepts for terminal expansion that would remedy expected future deficiencies in concession space, public space, passenger screening areas and baggage areas. The concepts also map out two new terminal gates and reconfigure the seven existing gates to accommodate new airlines. Only four of the gates are currently utilized. The airport is in West Bay, northwest of Panama City. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 11/20/13)