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May 2010 e-Newsletter

Mario C. Diaz is New Director for Houston Airport System
On April 28, the Houston City Council confirmed Mario C. Diaz as the new director of aviation for the Houston Airport System.
Houston Airports Display Blooming Flowers
April showers aren't the only reason you can look forward to May flowers at both George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby Airports. The Houston Airport System landscaping team also has a lot to do with the beautiful scenery.
American Airlines Offers Paperless Boarding
American Airlines customers departing George Bush Intercontinental Airports Terminal A, can now choose to receive their boarding passes electronically on their mobile phones or PDAs.
Continental Airlines Spotlights Environmental Awareness
Houston-based Continental Airlines chose April 22nd to spotlight environmental initiatives ranging from recycling efforts to the use of biofuels as a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Hobby Airport renovation project includes signature artwork
The $250 million renovation project underway at William P. Hobby Airport, includes three new signature art pieces that were unveiled by the Houston Airport System and the Houston Arts Alliance, during a special ceremony.
The Prime Directive
Ann Testa brings a total of 27 years worth of military experience to her new position with the Transportation Security Administration. That's welcome news when you consider the importance of her new role.
Houston Airports see Growth in 1Q 2010
Passenger totals within the Houston Airport System continue to climb, as the 1Q numbers offer even more evidence that travelers are heading back to the skies.
Houston Gains New Air Cargo Status
The IAH Fresh Cargo center at George Bush Intercontinental Airport is now officially recognized by the United States government as a Certified Cargo Screening Facility.

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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

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