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.