The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (IATA: ECP, ICAO: KECP, FAA LID: ECP) is a public airport 18 miles northwest of Panama City, in Bay County. The airport is owned by the Panama City-Bay County Airport & Industrial District. and is north of Panama City Beach, Florida, near West Bay. It replaced Panama City–Bay County International Airport (Fannin Field, PFN), which was in Panama City.
The airport opened for commercial flights on May 23, 2010 and is the first international airport in the United States designed and built since the September 11 attacks. Though "international" was included in the airport's name, no one expects the airport to have scheduled international flights, due to the small population in the surrounding areas and the fact that the demand for visitation to Panama City is mostly regional and/or national. The airport was to have been called Northwest Florida-Panama City International Airport, but the airlines asked the airport authority to change to a more regional name.
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