November 2010 e-Newsletter

TSA Launches Secure Flight Program
Secure Flight, the Transportation Security Administrations behind-the-scenes watch list matching program, fulfills a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission by assuming responsibility of watch list matching from individual airlines. By establishing a consistent watch list matching system, Secure Flight enhances aviation security and more effectively facilitates air travel for passengers.
Aviation Director Addresses Embry-Riddle Graduates
Houston Airport System aviation director Mario C. Diaz addressed the Houston graduates of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on October 9th, advising them to view life's adversity as a challenge meant to be overcome.
Chinese Aviation Professionals Train in Houston
A group of Chinese aviation managers from 4 airports are heading home after a successful and intensive training program hosted by the Houston Airport System.
Executives from the Guangdong Airport Management Corporation studied and observed everything from customer satisfaction management, to Homeland Security procedures, and concession processes.
November 18: Frontier Airlines Relocating to Hobby Airport
After nine years of serving customers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Frontier Airlines will be moving all of their flights to Houstons domestic airport, William P. Hobby. Executives with the low-cost carrier say Hobby's proximity to downtown Houston was a major factor in reaching their decision.
Perry J. Miller named Hobby Airport General Manager
November 1 ushers in new changes at the Houston Airport System, as Perry J. Miller takes the helm as the new general manager for William P. Hobby Airport.
His duties and responsibilities include overseeing day-to-day operations of the facility and the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
Mary Case Named New General Manager at IAH
Houston Airport System director of aviation Mario C. Diaz has named 28-year aviation veteran Mary Case, A.A.E. as the new general manager for George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The designation means that Case will become the first person to head all three airports owned and operated by the City of Houston, a list of facilities that includes IAH, William P. Hobby and Ellington Airports.
3rd Quarter Results Bring More Good News
The first three quarters of 2010 have consistently brought good news to both George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby Airports, as the latest statistical report marks gains in the areas of passenger totals, as well as the amount of cargo handled during the first nine months of the year.
Houston Wins Jackpot for New Flights
Are you ready for some change? New and additional flights are coming to both George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby airports. Several airlines are changing up their schedules, adding new service and routes that will be convenient for all Houston customers.
New Art Pieces Continue to Shine at Houstons Airports
Dramatic art pieces continue to improve the landscapes at both George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby Airports. The latest additions feature both a historical timeline of the city of Houston, as well as a collection of photographs that chronicle the amazing work performed by the team at the National Aeronautics Space Administration.
Effort Underway to Attract Vietnam Flights to Houston
Direct flights from Vietnam to Houston are the hot topic and intense discussions are underway to bring that idea to fruition. In October, Mario C. Diaz, director of aviation for the city of Houston, led a delegation on a visit to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang for high level meetings.

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George Bush Intercontinental - William P. Hobby - Ellington Airport


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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 fly2houston.com.

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