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FAA Gives Identification Code To Florida Airport Under Construction

Northwest Florida Beaches International, under construction in West Bay, Fla., has been given its three-letter identifier by the Federal Aviation Administration.

When the airport opens in May, it will be identified by the letters ECP. The airport will replace Panama City-Bay County International (PFN). The new airport will have a new code because location identifiers are not interchangeable and cannot be transferred from one location to another or one airport to another, even in the same community; in fact, no combination of two letters in an identification code may be duplicated with less than 200 nautical miles separation.

“The FAA’s awarding of our new location identifier is another important step in our process to open Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in May,” says Airport Authority Chairman Joe Tannehill.