PANAMA CITY, Fla. - More people are flying in and out of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. New numbers indicate the number of passengers in July went up 15 percent compared to last year.
This, largely thanks to what airport officials call "Super Summer Saturdays," when airlines increased flight options each Saturday for 10 weeks beginning in June. Super Summer Saturdays brought in around 6,000 people each Saturday. In July alone, 112,000 passengers flew in and out of the airport.
"We are really happy to see the success of this summer and the increased flight activity and the number of guests that are coming into our community via airplane so that all is very good for the airport and good for the community," said Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Executive Director Parker McClellan.
He said he thinks it would be a great idea to continue Super Summer Saturdays next year if the airlines feel the same. This would bring more flight options to travelers.
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