PANAMA CITY — 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 percent.

Check out www.United.com for reservations and flight status.