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Katie Spill­man, PR Counsel

North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (850) 2240174 or [email protected]​MooreCommGroup.​com

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NORTH­WEST FLORI­DA BEACH­ES INTER­NA­TION­AL AIR­PORT TO EXPAND PAS­SEN­GER GROUND TRANS­PORTA­TION OPTIONS WITH TRANS­PORTA­TION NET­WORK COM­PA­NIES (TNC)

LYFT AND UBER TO BEGIN OFFER­ING RIDE SHAR­ING SERVICE

PANA­MA CITY, FL (March 22, 2017) – Pas­sen­gers fly­ing through North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (ECP) now have the option to call for an Uber or Lyft to get home from the air­port or to get to their des­ti­na­tion upon arrival. This trans­porta­tion-for-hire ser­vice will com­ple­ment the airport’s addi­tion­al ser­vices includ­ing ter­mi­nal-based shut­tles, as well as curb­side taxis, shut­tles and limos.

Pop­u­lar rideshar­ing ser­vices in which pas­sen­gers call for a ride via the company’s app, have start­ed serv­ing Bay Coun­ty this month. Uber launched on March 10 and Lyft launched on March 27.

ECP is excit­ed to offer even more trans­porta­tion options to our pas­sen­gers,” said Park­er W. McClel­lan, Jr., air­port Exec­u­tive Direc­tor. In addi­tion to our exist­ing rental car, taxi and shut­tle ser­vices, pas­sen­gers trav­el­ing through ECP now have the option to call for an Uber or Lyft, adding to the con­ve­nience of our airport.”

Pas­sen­gers can wait on their Uber or Lyft ride in the des­ig­nat­ed Trans­porta­tion Net­work Com­pa­ny pick up area locat­ed across the street near the entrance to the cov­ered park­ing lot out­side of the airport’s main entrance. Rideshar­ing sig­nage is in place to help direct pas­sen­gers to this location.

Adding rideshar­ing ser­vices not only ben­e­fits pas­sen­gers, but will add an eco­nom­ic ben­e­fit for the air­port. ECP will receive com­pen­sa­tion for each rideshare hap­pen­ing at the air­port and will receive retroac­tive pay­ment for rideshares that have occurred between the launch of Uber on March 10 and now.

Uber’s web­site offers the fol­low­ing tips for request­ing a ride at the airport:

  • Request your ride after you’ve col­lect­ed your lug­gage from bag­gage claim and are ready to step out­side. If you have mul­ti­ple bags or more than four rid­ers, it’s best to request a high-capac­i­ty vehicle.
  • The app will pro­vide details on where to meet your dri­ver, such as in a des­ig­nat­ed area. *

*ECP offers a des­ig­nat­ed rideshare area locat­ed across the street near the entrance to the cov­ered park­ing lot, out­side the airport’s main entrance.

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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, and Unit­ed, ECP pro­vides dai­ly flights to world­wide des­ti­na­tions, includ­ing non­stop flights to Atlanta, Bal­ti­more, Dal­las, Hous­ton, Nashville, St. Louis, Austin, and Chica­go. 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.