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October 15, 2015

GPT recognized for early, on-time flights

GULFPORT, Miss.–Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport’s United Airlines station is the recipient of the “Start The Airline Right” (STAR) award for exceptional performance in September.

The award recognizes airports for having the highest percentage of STAR departures, or flights that depart early and on time. This is the second time Gulfport’s United Airlines station has won the STAR award this year.

“On-time performance reduces the likelihood of delays, and ensures smooth airline operation for our team and our customers,” said David Sanderson, Station Manager at United Airlines. “Winning this award demonstrates that we’ve excelled in on-time performance, and have done so safely and consistently.”

Clay Williams, Executive Director of the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, said the award, “shows the local United Airlines station is committed to enhancing the flying experience.”

“We value our partnership with United, and appreciate their dedication to quality customer service,” Williams said. “They make flying out of the Gulfport-Biloxi airport easy, and this accomplishment is well-deserved.”


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