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June 2010 e-Newsletter

Houston Hub to Launch Continentals Dreamliner to Auckland
Continental Airlines will operate non-stop flights from Houstons George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to Auckland, New Zealand starting Nov. 16, 2011 and the even bigger news is the aircraft: Continentals first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Houston Gains Four Non-Stop New Routes
The summer at Houston Airports will be brighter with new leisure destinations. Non-stop service is being either introduced or added to four incredible locations from both George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU) airports.
Houstons Hub is Vital for Merged Airline
In one of the biggest moves in the history of the aviation industry, United and Continental Airlines intend to combine forces to create the worlds largest airline.
VivaAerobus is Coming to Houston
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) announces the arrival of low-cost airline VivaAerobus, which makes its entry into the Houston market with non-stop service to Monterrey, Mexico.
Hobby Terminal Construction
The landscape is changing on a daily basis at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), as a terminal re-design project brings about new ticketing areas, new art pieces and promises of even more changes in the near future.
Houston is Proactive With New Tarmac Rules
The Houston Airport System (HAS) is doing everything possible to assist airlines in avoiding potential violations regarding newly adopted tarmac-delay regulations, by establishing the HAS Irregular Operations (IROPS) Program.
Hobby Airport Receives New Screening Equipment
Full-body scanners will arrive at William P. Hobby (HOU) Airport this year, as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) designates an additional twenty U.S. airports to receive the devices for the first time.
Ellington Airport is Key for NASA Testing
Ellington Airport (EFD) is playing a pivotal role in a series of gravity-related tests for NASA.

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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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