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American Airlines Now Serving South Walton

June 8, 2018

WALTON COUNTY, Fla. — June 7, 2018 – Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) welcomed inaugural flights for American Airlines today. The event was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the American Airlines check-in desk, followed by a water cannon salute of the first American Airlines plane to arrive. Passengers were greeted by musical accompaniment from a Ukulele Orchestra and commemorative bags containing information about local vendors, and souvenirs.

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, which is less than 20 miles from South Walton, will now have twice daily flights to and from Charlotte Douglas (CLT) in North Carolina and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) in Texas, two of American Airlines largest hubs. Airport officials expect flights from Charlotte to Northwest Florida Beaches International to take less than an hour, while flights from Dallas will arrive in about 2 hours.

The world’s largest airline rounds out ECP’s list of elite airline partners as American Airlines joins the ranks of Delta, Southwest and United to bring passengers even more service to destinations across the United States, and seamless global connections.