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Coming Soon: Non-Stop from Hobby Airport to New York City

Just in time for summer, Southwest Airlines announces an expansion in daily nonstop services from Houston Hobby to Newark Liberty International Airport

Houston Airport System
January 6, 2011

Travelers, you are now even more free to move around the country from Houston!

Beginning this June, William P. Hobby Airport’s primary air carrier, Southwest Airlines will offer two additional daily nonstop flights between Houston and Newark Liberty International Airport – just 15 miles from Downtown Manhattan, bringing the total number of nonstop destinations accessible from Hobby Airport to 33.

This increase in flight operations advances the overall strength of the Houston Airport System in the aviation industry.

"In 2010, Houston's airports gained many new markets and additional services, and we anticipate the growth trend will continue in 2011. We are pleased that our partner Southwest Airlines continues to expand travel opportunities at Houston's Hobby Airport,” says Genaro Peña, director of air service development for the Houston Airport System. “The new destinations recently announced by Southwest-- Newark, New Jersey as well as Charleston and Greenville/Spartanburg in South Carolina--make it possible for Houston's travelers to reach 33 destinations nonstop from Hobby Airport."

The new non-stop service will be operated on a Boeing 737

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The new service to Newark, NJ begins on June 5, 2011.
Perry J. Miller, the airport’s general manger, points out the Houston Airport System has invested some $250 million in overall capital improvements at Hobby Airport during the past year.

These improvements include an airport access control system, the rehabilitation of Runway 4-22 and Taxiway C, parking garage renovations, and the ongoing expansion and rehabilitation of the terminal area.

“As the demand for additional flights and frequencies increases, it is our role to make sure our facilities can effectively handle and satisfy the needs of our passengers,” adds Miller. “Travelers from Houston and beyond know at William P. Hobby Airport they can expect excellent customer service and accessible destinations throughout the United States. It’s the reason why Hobby is so popular.”

The airport is the 43rd busiest airport in the nation, serving an annual 8.5 million travelers.

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