Panama City-Bay County Airport-More Good News!

Red Grouper

The Federal Aviation Administration gave $72 million to the Panama City-Bay County International Airport on Friday 05-25-2007, for its relocation to West Bay.

Robert Chapman, manager of the FAA’s airports division, announced the grant in a letter, The News Herald in Panama City reported.

“In conducting its funding analysis, FAA determined that both physical and environmental restrictions at the existing site make it impractical and extremely costly to update to meet FAA standards,” Chapman wrote. “Even if FAA were to upgrade the existing site, it would still not result in an airfield that fully complied with FAA standards.”