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Major International Airports Near Panama City, Florida

American Airlines is one of the many airline companies that offer services out of airports that are closest to Panama City, Florida
American Airlines is one of the many airline companies that offer services out of airports that are closest to Panama City, Florida
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Vacationers wishing to visit Panama City, Florida will have to look outside of the area when looking for flights in and out of major airports. Though Panama City is home to the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, only Delta and Southwest Airlines service this airport.

There are four airports which are less than 250 miles away with only one of less than 200 miles away. Each of the airports offer rentals car services for those wishing to travel to Panama City, with daily, weekly and extended rental rates.

Mobile Regional Airport

The closest airport to Panama City, Florida is the Mobile Regional Airport in Mobile, Alabama, which is still approximately 158 miles from downtown. The airport offers plenty of shopping, dining, comfortable seating free WiFi and other traveler services. This smaller sized airport offers service from five different airlines, including American Airlines, Delta, United and US Airways.

Guests being dropped off at the airport by friends or family can enjoy a meal before the security check point at Quizno's, Chart Room Bar or Carpe Diem Coffee Service. Food and drinks are also available past the security check point with Carpe Diem Coffee and Tea Service and Cruise City bar and grill.

Mobile Regional Airport
8400 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, AL
251-633-4510
MobAirport.com

Jacksonville International Airport

The next closest international airport to Panama City is the Jacksonville International Airport, which is located approximately 238 miles from the city. This airport offers more flights, airline services and destination options. Non-stop services to most major cities, including Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit and Cleveland. Airlines providing service from the Jacksonville International Airport include Delta, AirTran, Southwest, US Airways, JetBlue, United, Silver Airways and American Airlines.

While waiting for flights travelers can go shopping at the CNBC Newsstand, Insight, Paradies' River City Travel Mart and the PGA Tour Shop. Dining options at the airport include Burger King, Budweiser Track and Bar, Chilli's Too and Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs. All restaurants and stores are open daily.

Jacksonville International Airport
2400 Yankee Clipper Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32218
904-741-2224
FlyJacksonville.com

Tampa International Airport

Located approximately 240 miles from Panama City, the Tampa International Airport offers vacationers access to flights all over the world in a town filled with plenty of tourism opportunities. Service is available from most major airlines including Air Canada, Frontier, Alaska Airlines, AirTran, American, JetBlue and United.

Food and beverage venues are available in all wings of the airport and offer guests a wide variety of choices. Some dining venues include TGI Friday's, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Burger King and Starbucks. There is also an assortment of stores, including Author's Bookstore, the Tampa Store, Brookstone, Cole's Hair Cuts and Ron Jon Surf Shop.

Tampa International Airport
PO Box 22287
Tampa, FL 33622
813-870-8700
TampaAirport.com

Birmingham International Airport

The Birmingham International Airport offers more than 100 daily flights to more than 25 major cities in the United States. The airport, which is approximately 244 miles away from the center of Panama City offers fight services with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, United and US Airways.

The upper level of the airport offers food and gifts shops for travelers to enjoy while waiting for their flight. Some dining venues at the airport include Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, The Great American Bagel and Jim’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q.

Birmingham International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
205-595-0533
FlyBirmingham.com

Hopefully this will help you when looking to fly in or looking for a flight out of the Panama City area.

Happy traveling!