The Panama City-Bay County International Airport (PFN) and Industrial District has voted to name the new international airport now under construction at West Bay the Northwest Florida-Panama City International Airport. The new airport, which will replace PFN, is scheduled to open in May 2010.
“After listening to extensive feedback and gathering suggestions from the community, we decided to go with a name that reflects the geographic area the new airport will serve,” said Airport Authority Chairman Joe Tannehill.
The Airport Authority solicited input from community organizations, including the region’s Tourism Development Councils (TDCs), Economic Development Alliances (EDAs), Chambers of Commerce and citizens.
“We received hundreds of suggestions from across the region,” said Airport Executive Director Randy Curtis. “The response was outstanding and the suggestions were both creative and helpful.”
Curtis added the new name met several criteria the board and the community had established, including a name that would have universal appeal, reflect the region served and support economic development and tourism.
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