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North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport

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PANA­MA CITY, FL (Sept. 17, 2015)—Unit­ed Air­lines has award­ed the ECP sta­tion the STAR award that rec­og­nizes air­line teams that work togeth­er to enhance performance.

The Start The Air­line Right (STAR) is a per­for­mance pro­gram imple­ment­ed across Unit­ed Air­lines. The STAR Pro­gram tracks var­i­ous per­for­mance mea­sure­ments on flights that take off before 9:00 am. If the day starts off with on-time depar­tures, it helps min­i­mize delays through­out the day. The pro­gram also empha­sizes work­ing with busi­ness part­ners, who share a vest­ed inter­est in the suc­cess of the airline.

Each month, Unit­ed rec­og­nizes win­ners in each tier based on the high­est achiev­ers for STAR per­for­mance. The STAR com­pe­ti­tion is based on dai­ly depar­tures at each sta­tion — Tier 1 (hubs), Tier 2 (815 flights per day), Tier 3 (47 flights per day), Tier 4 (13 flights per day), and Tier 5 (Unit­ed Express — man­aged stations).

The STAR award is a tes­ta­ment to the hard work and ded­i­ca­tion of our Unit­ed team to take care of cus­tomers fly­ing in and out of the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port,” said Park­er McClel­lan, exec­u­tive direc­tor of the air­port. We look for­ward to see­ing Unit­ed con­tin­ue to grow and excel at ECP.”

Unit­ed Air­lines joined ECP in March with non­stop dai­ly flights to George Bush Inter­con­ti­nen­tal Air­port Hous­ton (IAH) with con­nec­tions to United’s glob­al net­work. The ser­vice con­nects the region to Unit­ed’s Hous­ton hub, offer­ing one-stop con­nec­tions to oth­er cities in Unit­ed’s glob­al route net­work, as well as con­nec­tions to addi­tion­al cities in the Star Alliance net­work. From its Hous­ton hub (IAH), Unit­ed serves 176 domes­tic and inter­na­tion­al des­ti­na­tions, includ­ing Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

WHAT: Unit­ed to receive Sta­tion of the Year at North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport

WHERE: North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port, Unit­ed Counter 6300 West Bay Parkway

Pana­ma City Beach, FL

WHEN: Sep­tem­ber 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. CST

Inter­views will be avail­able fol­low­ing the awards ceremony


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, Hous­ton, Nashville, St. Louis, Dal­las, Orlan­do, 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.