Posted on 1/18/2023

The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)

The Destin-FWB Airport (VPS) is the closest major airport to Destin, FL. Every year, millions of travelers visit the Emerald Coast and choose VPS Airport for its close proximity to hotels and vacation rentals, short wait times, easy navigation, direct flights to and from major cities, and just overall convenience. VPS is in the process of expanding, and currently hosts the nation’s top airlines including Delta, American Airlines, SouthWest Airlines, and United Airlines. Located directly off FL Highway 85, VPS is easy to enter and exit by personal vehicle or shuttle!

Additional Transportation Information
The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport offers some of the leading rental car agencies conveniently located in the lower level baggage claim lobby area, with on-site vehicle availability. There are over 60 local shuttle service companies at your convenience who are ready to serve your needs, including airport pickup! Lyft and Uber ride-share services are also readily available with a dedicated driver waiting area just outside of baggage claim.

And They're Expanding!
Noteably one of the fastest growing airport in the country, Destin-Fort Walton Beach (VPS) officially opened a dedicated Allegiant Air terminal in the newly constructed C concourse. The $11.4 million project has been underway since 2019 and will be a fabulous facelift to our local airport! With the expansion underway, the VPS airport should have the ability to get travelors in and out of TSA even faster than before!

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