Sunday, November 11, 2012

Congratulations, you live 17 minutes from the airport!

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), opened on May 23, 2010, and now has a newly redone web site at:

Southwest and Delta serve the panhandle with daily direct flights to Atlanta, GA (ATL), Baltimore, MD (BWI), Houston, TX (HOU), Nashville, TN (BNA), and Orlando, FL (MC).

The airport is located just a 17 minute drive (13 miles) from Nautilus Cove.   Drive West on PCB Pky 2.9 miles to SR 79, right 3 miles to CR 388 and follow the signs to NFBIA.

A  is Nautilus Cove
B  is the Airport
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, opened in 2010, the two major carriers are Southwest and Delta with contracts for at least four more years.

There are four major airports from Tallahassee to Pensacola. Before the new airport opened, the old facility accounted for approximately 9 percent of the total passengers using the four airports, but now it accounts for 25 percent of total visitations.

Airport spokesman said that, "We’ve had 14 straight months with double-digit increases. . . The lift that Southwest and Delta has brought us has been invaluable. . . In May of 2010, we had 42,273 visitations. . . In May this year, we had 87,398 visitations. We’ve doubled the number of people that come in through the airport. Only Pensacola has more visitations than we do now."

For example, St. Louis is a 10- to-12-hour drive from PCB, but it’s only a 1.5-hour flight and a 17 minute drive to Nautilus Cove.