October 31, 2007

Ground will be broken tomorrow on the new Panama City (Fla.) - Bay County International Airport, the final push of a 10-year project to relocate and expand the facility. The new airport, the design of which is being finalized, will open in late 2009.

The Airbus A380 super-jumbo passenger jet made its first commercial flight last Thursday for Singapore Airlines from Singapore to Sydney, Australia. The bulk of the 471 seats for this historic trip were auctioned on eBay, raising more than $1.3 million for several charities. On Friday, the A380 made the return trip. Two days later, the jet began flying a regular schedule of thrice-daily service between the two cities.