Local airport officials talk expansion projects

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Expansion projects are in the works for the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is working to accommodate a growing crowd. Airport officials say they have applied for grants to help expand the terminal. (WJHG/WECP)

The airport board discussed expansion projects and expenses, among other things during a budget meeting Wednesday. A new taxiway and ramp to park larger planes will be added. ECP will also open two additional gates to the terminal.

"The role of the airport during the hurricane was key in providing the relief efforts and the ability for people to come and go," Executive Director Parker McClellan said. "As we do that, we think we are a valuable member of the community, and we want to continue to participate that way."

McClellan said the airport is also working with the Economic Development Alliance and Bay County for economic development projects.

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