Happy Holidays from VPS

Happy Holidays from VPS!  So much going on and so much to be Thankful for! 

Happy Holidays from VPS!

Dear (Contact First Name),
Thank you for being a part of our VPS family! We want to update you on the happenings at the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport and share our joy for the season!  Make sure to
stay tuned for more updates and exciting news!


Thank you to all of our Christmas Choirs this holiday season!
At the Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport, we love our community!  We are fortunate to have so many talented groups that were able to provide entertainment in our terminal this season!   THANK YOU to all those that have already performed!
The Sounds of the Holiday kicked off on December 3rd with the Niceville High School Chorus, Opus One.  Then the Ruckel Middle School Chorus performed on December 4th.  We also heard from the First Baptist Church of Niceville’s Handbell
and Vocal Choir on December 14th.  On December 16th,
Meigs Middle School Band and Chorus provided holiday cheer.
Mark your calendars for the next performances!  
Our guests light up the passengers, employees and everyone visiting the airport!
December 18th – 9:00 AM – Rocky Bayou Christian Middle School Concert Band
December 19th – 11:00 AM – Rocy Bayou Christian High School Jazz Band.   


Tips for Flying with Food

We all know that flying regulations have changed over the years to what you can carry and pack in your luggage.  At Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport, we want to make sure you are prepared BEFORE you leave for your trip.


Here are some of the more common liquids, aerosols and gel items that you should put in your checked bag, ship ahead to your destination or leave at home if above the permitted 3.4 ounces.

  • Cranberry sauce
  • Cologne
  • Creamy dips and spreads (cheeses, peanut butter, etc.)
  • Gift baskets with food items(salsa, jams, salad dressings)
  • Gravy
  • Jams
  • Jellies
  • Lotions
  • Maple syrup
  • Oils and vinegars
  • Perfume
  • Salad dressing
  • Salsa
  • Sauces
  • Snow Globes
  • Soups
  • Wine, liquor and beer

Pies and cakes are permitted as a carry on, but be prepared that they are likely to be searched.  Wrapped gifts, especially on the way to your destination, are very common this time of year.  We suggest wrapping them at your destination, or even shipping them ahead of you directly.  If you must bring a wrapped gift through the checkpoint, a TSA officer may have to upwrap the gift to take a closer look.  


Do you have STRESS when flying?  We can help!

Dozer the therapy dog is a regular visitor at VPS. He greets hundreds of passengers every month and sees to it everyone has a smile on their face. Therapy dogs are friendly, loving canines who have undergone intensive training to work closely with humans in public places. Their purpose is to provide affection and comfort, and improve the life of others. You’ll find therapy dogs in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, libraries and right here at VPS.

Flying with your dogs?  We love them at VPS!
VPS is the only pet friendly airport in the region.  There is a convenient pet relief area located between the parking lot and the terminal where you can bring your pet before and after flights.

The USO Freedom Lounge – Holiday Exodus

The USO Freedom Lounge has served almost 30,000 guests year to date, that includes active duty, retired and military dependents.

The USO Freedom Lounge and the Airport, will host hundreds of local soldiers who are flying home for Christmas.  The USO will offer a festive atmosphere, overnight accommodations, movie viewing and food for the young men and women of our military.  We will extend our normal hours to 24 operations starting Friday,

December 19 until Christmas Eve.

In line with the USO’s mission, the Freedom Lounge is honored to lift the spirits of America’s troops during this special time of the year.   They are prepared and excited to provide them a temporary home, as they travel to their own homes for the holidays.

Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport is Changing Names!

Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport is proposing to change name of airport.  (This will go to the Board for their consideration on Jan 20) See attached press release.

Click Here for the Press Release Sent out from Okaloosa County>> 

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