The postcard-perfect beaches and enviable climate of Panama City, Florida, attract visitors throughout the year. The largest city on the panhandle, halfway between Pensacola and Tallahassee on the Gulf of Mexico, Panama City is famed for its outdoor activities and performing arts venues. Visitors reach Panama City through a modern, public regional airport.
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Twenty-five miles northwest of central Panama City, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is only a 15-minute drive from the Gulf Coast surf. Two major airlines, Delta and Southwest, serve the airport with daily schedules. Delta flies nonstop to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and connects to international destinations. Southwest offers flights to and from Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Houston’s Hobby Airport, Nashville International Airport and St. Louis’ Lambert International. Connections are available to international cities. Ground transportation from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport includes rental cars, shuttles and taxi service.
Several airports offer services for privately owned aircraft within a 30-mile radius of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. None offers commercial airline service, however, and some may have limited runways or hangar space. Pilots should contact the individual airpark for up-to-date facility information before taking off.