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December 2010 e-Newsletter

Happy Holidays from the Houston Airport System
Seasons Greetings from the Houston Airport System. We thank the millions of passengers who traveled through our airports. We look forward to helping make your holiday wishes come true as you travel this season to be with loved ones.
Aviation Industry Takes on New Look in 2010
Aggressive business moves continue to represent one of the top aviation stories in 2010, and both of the dominant air carriers in the Houston market are playing a key role in the industry shakeup.
Houston Enjoys Expansion in Air Service in 2010
Three new airlines and a slew of new nonstop flights make 2010 an incredibly successful year in regards to expanding service for air travelers in Houston.
Infrastructure Improvements at Bush, Hobby and Ellington
The ceremonial scissors havent collected much dust in 2010, as ribbon cuttings and major expansion programs make regular headlines for the Houston Airport System. At various times of the year, construction crews could be found improving everything from taxiways to baggage claim areas.
Green Initiatives Unveiled in 2010
The Houston Airport System makes significant strides in eco-friendly initiatives. The green measures range from the launching of a new recycling program to the use of shuttle buses that operate on clean natural gas.
Houston Targets Prestigious Aeronautical University
Houston is pulling out all the stops in its attempt to land a new residential campus from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. As one of two cities considered to be a finalist for the new campus location, officials with the Houston Airport System are hoping to have a final decision from campus leaders by March 2011.
Key Positions Filled Within Houston Airport System
Several key leadership positions within the Houston Airport System have been filled in 2010, including the roles of aviation director, general manager at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and general manager at William P. Hobby Airport.
Strong Passenger Totals Arrive in 2010
Passenger totals for 2010 are ending on a high note with a significant increase over the 09 totals. When compared to the same totals from 2009, both commercial airports within the Houston Airport System have recorded year-to-date increases.
Airport Art Program Makes Big Splash in 2010
The Houston Airport System (HAS) has added several art pieces to their overall collection in 2010, each of them bringing a distinct look and feel to their respective homes.
Airport Technology Grabs Headlines in 2010
The Houston Airport System is closing the decade with a string of new technological advancements in place, each of which is designed to enhance the customer experience. The measures range from enhanced Wi-Fi capabilities to expanded paperless boarding procedures.

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Director of Aviation:

Director of Communications:
Mario C. Diaz

Roxanne Butler
Editors: David Hebert
Writers: Juan Alanis
Roxanne Butler
David Hebert
Darian Ward

Photographers: John Bowling
Maria Lucchesi-Cohen
David Tamez

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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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