Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport opens for business

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (RCP/KECP) (Panama City, FL) opened yesterday (May 23) with service from Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines. The new airport is the first international commercial service airport built in the United States in the last 15 years. The St. Joe Company donated 4,000 acres within its 75,000-acre West Bay Sector Plan for the airport’s construction.

Southwest commenced service at the new airport with two daily non-stop flights to Houston, Nashville, Orlando and Baltimore-Washington DC. Delta Air Lines, which has served the existing airport for many years, expanded its service to the region with larger aircraft.

Check out the new website for the new airport: