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Summer Travel Heats Up

Houston Airport System
July 1, 2010

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Michael Crayton, an award-winning balloon artist, is slated to visit both HOU and IAH.


For travelers on the move, did you know you can check the status of your flight with a quick phone call?

This service is made possible by the Houston Airport System's (HAS) phone-based flight information system. In either English or Spanish, travelers may access the same information that is displayed on the airports' flight information display screens inside of the terminals by dialing (281) 230-7000.

An automated voice will prompt you to select the language of your choice and subsequent instructions will guide you through the flight status inquiry process.

The idea is to make the travel experience more enjoyable for customers, and to offer this information to those travelers who may not have internet access.


At press time, passenger loads for both George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU) Airports indicate that summer travel is in high gear.

Booked holiday passenger loads at HOU are up more than 2,000 customers for the period of July 1 to July 6, when compared to the same time period from 2009.

A slight decrease of 3.5 percent was recorded for the holiday stretch at IAH, but overall the number of advanced bookings was very strong.

More than a million customers have booked tickets for travel through IAH between June 30 and July 9.


For sports fans, check out the colorful “Summer of Soccer” displays that feature the schedules for the World Cup, Houston Dynamo and MLS All-Star Game.

The exhibits at George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU) airports keep you up to date with all the action leading up to the All-Star game on July 28 in Houston at Reliant Park.

“We’re so glad to be a part of the celebration of soccer with the Dynamos,” said Zeljka Momirovic, HAS customer relations & special programs manager. “The MLS All-Star Game keeps our city on the map when it comes to world class soccer, especially since Houston is in the running for the 2018 World Cup.”


The summer kicks off an active travel season and if you’re passing through Bush Intercontinental or William P. Hobby airports, be prepared for a little fun.

One of the premiere balloon artists in Houston is back at the Houston Airport System, making wacky and wonderful designs in the terminals.

Michael Crayton is an award winning balloon artist and decorator. He’s competed in both local and international competitions and has studied with some of the most elite in the business. His creations have been praised in the US and Europe at major sporting events, tourist attractions, and restaurant chains.

“I love working with children,” said Crayton.”The look of wonder on their faces when they see their balloon art is priceless.”

Balloon Artist schedule

July 2, 2010 (9:00am - 1:00pm: Terminals A, B & C)
July 17, 2010 (9:00am - 1:00pm: Terminals B, C & E)
August 9, (9:00am - 1:00pm: Terminals A, B & C)
August 14 (9:00am - 1:00pm: Terminals B, C & E)

July 1, July 16, 2010 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
August 11, 2010 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
August 20, 2010 (9:00am - 1:00pm)
September 1, 2010 (9:00am - 1:00 pm)
(Artist will be located in Central Concourse area)

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