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January 2010 e-Newsletter

April 2011 e-Newsletter
There's a new name for the economy parking lot at both George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport. ecopark has replaced Parking Cents as the name to look for on your next trip. Plus, the City of Houston has been cleared for air traffic to Cuba and NASA's space shuttle program continues its close relationship with Ellington Airport. All this and much more in this month's e-Newsletter!
March 2011 e-Newsletter
More improvements are set to be unveiled to the public at William P. Hobby Airport. Passenger totals at George Bush Intercontinental Airport are strong enough to make it the 7th busiest airport in the nation and new non-stops continue to arrive in Houston. Details on all these stories, and much more, are waiting inside the March 2011 e-Newsletter.
February 2011 e-Newsletter
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft touches down in Houston for the very first time. The final passenger count from 2010 has arrived and dogs across the area are gearing up for the annual Mutt Strut & Runway Race. Weve got details on all these stories and much, much more inside the latest edition of the Houston Airport Systems e-Newsletter!
Houston Attracted More Holiday Air Travelers
The Houston Airport System announces a growth in holiday passengers with Hobby Airport leading the way. The number of passengers who boarded planes jumped in Houston during the peak holiday season, which started in December 2010 and just finished in early January 2011.
Mexican nationals now eligible for U.S. Global Entry Trusted Traveler Network
As a result of a new United States-Mexico bilateral agreement, Mexican nationals are now eligible to apply for Trusted Traveler of North America biometric border pass cards for rapid entry into the United States through the U.S. Customs and Border Protections Global Entry Trusted Traveler Network.
COMING SOON: Non-stop from Hobby Airport to New York City
Beginning this June, William P. Hobby Airports 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.
January 2011 e-Newsletter
We're kicking the New Year off right with a look back at some terrific passenger totals over the Holiday Season and a look ahead at yet another new non-stop flight landing in Houston. Plus we'll give you a sneak peak at the Houston Airport System's new Web site that's set to be unveiled soon. Enjoy!
New Member Joins Houston Airports' Leadership Team
The leadership team within the Houston Airport System is adding a key new member, as Lance Lyttle is named chief technology and performance officer. Lyttle makes the move to Houston after serving as the chief information officer at Atlantas Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.
Best On-Time Performance in the nation, IAH
During the month of October 2010 no other airport in the U.S. arrived and departed flights more on-time than George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Bush Intercontinental averaged on-time departures for 91.44 percent of their flights, in comparison to a national average of 83.8 percent.
New launches this month
After many months of planning, the Houston Airport System is poised for a new and improved Fly2Houston Web site, which will go live soon. The new Web site features a variety of interactive tools, maps, and social media designed to enhance the customer experience at each of our three airports.
State of the Airports - January 27, 2011
Expect a bold, innovative presentation during the 2011 State of the Airports event, hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership and Houston Airports at the Hilton Post Oak hotel later this month.
Metros Airport Direct Shuttle slashing passenger fares
Beginning January 23, 2011, users of the Metropolitan Transit Authoritys Airport Direct Shuttle will pay 70 percent less than the current fee and have more options in drop-off or pick-up locations in downtown Houston when traveling to or from George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Kids Karaoke is a Holiday Hit
The sounds of the holiday season come alive inside George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and once again holiday karaoke played a major role in the celebration. Singers found an opportunity to shine inside Terminal A with the 2010-11 version of holiday karaoke placing a special emphasis on catering to younger passengers.

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The Houston Airport System (HAS) served more than 48 million passengers in 2009, ranking as the 4th largest multi-airport system in the U.S. Houston's three airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD) contribute more than $24 billion to the regional economy. IAH is the 8th busiest airport in the nation and ranks among the top five airports in customer satisfaction in the world. IAH and HOU offer 21 airlines providing nonstop flights to more than 170 destinations worldwide. For more information, visit

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