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For Immediate Release:
UNITED AIRLINES ADDS ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS FROM NORTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
United Celebrates Successful First Year with ECP, Increasing Service to Houston and Worldwide Connection Opportunities
PANAMA CITY, FL (March 23, 2016) – Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) has announced that United Airlines will add additional flights from ECP to Houston, Texas, which provides easy access to their worldwide network.
United Airlines will offer passengers with increased air service offerings with an additional daily flight to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) beginning on June 9 during the month of June.
Preparing for more passengers, United Airlines will also increase its capacity by utilizing a larger plane during the weekends. By upgrading to an EMB 175, the passenger loads on this flight will increase from 50 to 75.
The service links the region to United’s Houston hub offering one-stop connections to other cities in the airline’s global route network, as well as connections to additional cities in the Star Alliance network.
The increased air service will also bring in additional tourism to the area.
“We are excited United Airlines will offer our passengers additional nonstop flight options,” said Airport Executive Director Parker W. McClellan, Jr. “United continues to offer our passengers a one-stop connection to worldwide destinations throughout their global route network.”
United Airlines celebrated one year of service in the region in March. ECP continues to grow and offer additional air service to passengers in the region. This announcement comes on the heels of a record- breaking year for ECP, with a total growth year over year of 9.35%.
Check out www.United.com for reservation and flight status.
About Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport
Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) offers some of the region’s lowest average airfares and is located less than 30 minutes from Panama City Beach, Panama City and the beaches of
South Walton. Today, with service from Delta, Southwest, United and Silver, ECP provides daily flights to worldwide destinations, including nonstop flights to Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Orlando, St. Louis, and Tampa. The first international airport to be built in more than a decade, ECP provides Northwest Florida communities with first-class facilities and was strategically developed for major economic development opportunities. ECP is THE gateway to visitors seeking Northwest Florida’s famous beaches.