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Gulfport's United Airlines station honored for on-time flights

GULFPORT-BILOXI AIRPORTShowing the award for early or on-time departures are, from left, Sommer Cox, Guillerma Chaisson, Christina Rollman, Candice Burns and David Sanderson in front of the United Airlines station at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
GULFPORT-BILOXI AIRPORTShowing the award for early or on-time departures are, from left, Sommer Cox, Guillerma Chaisson, Christina Rollman, Candice Burns and David Sanderson in front of the United Airlines station at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
United Airlines station honored for on-time flights

The United Airlines station at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport's received September's "Start The Airline Right" award for exceptional performance.

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

"On-time performance reduces the likelihood of delays and ensures smooth airline operation for our team and our customers," said David Sanderson, United's Gulfport station manager. "Winning this award demonstrates that we've excelled in on-time performance, and have done so safely and consistently."

Clay Williams, the airport executive director, said the awards demonstrates the dedication to quality customer service and makes it easy to fly out of Gulfport.

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