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Spring 2010 e-Newsletter

Houston Airports Central to Congressional Hearing
Houston Airport System Interim Director, Eric R. Potts, testifies on the Assessment of "Checkpoint Security: Are Our Airports Keeping Passengers Safe?" Click Here to find out more information...
IAH Adds Another Mexican Connection
New nonstop service between Bush Intercontinental Airport and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico arrives on June 9. Click Here to get more details...
Spring Break Travel Tips
Give me a breakSpring Break! Houstons airports have spring fever and lots of activity will be going on to celebrate spring plus theres important information to remember when traveling.
Hobby Airport stars as location for Southwest Airlines TV ads
Hobby Airport served at the set for Southwest Airlines' new TV ads. Click Here to view behind-the-scenes footage and the TV ads...
Join the Family Fun at the 2010 IAH Airport Festival
Get up close and personal with vintage aircrafts, Airport Rangers, the FedEx NASCAR and much more at the IAH Airport Festival on Saturday, March 27 from noon to 4 p.m.
Hangar Space Available at IAH
After many years of occupied corporate hangar space, IAH has an exceptional option to lease six acres of land.
National Magazine Hosts Airport Industry Executives in Houston
One of the most widely read and highly respected aviation trade publications chose the Bayou City to host its national conference.
International Registration is Here!
Travelers heading into the United States from 35 different countries should be aware of a new registration program that's about to be strictly enforced.
IAH Ranks Top 5 Airport Worldwide
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is once again singled out for outstanding customer satisfaction. This time the honor comes from the Airports Council International (ACI).
Nonstop flights to Branson from Hobby
Branson AirExpress joins Hobby Airport with five weekly nonstop flights to Branson, Missouri.
Tails from the Tarmac
We are literally letting the dogs out for one of the most unique fund-raising events in the country on Saturday, March 6, 2010 when the Houston Airport System in partnership with the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals hosts the Mutt Strut & Runway Race.
Construction Now Boarding at Hobby
Construction crews at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) are taking major strides forward in their drive to complete a dramatic remodeling project at the popular facility.
Airport Art Paints with Broad Strokes
In art terms, the Houston Airport System is a masterpiece in the making and the art collection it houses is one of the brush strokes that helps create the design.
Intercontinental Terminal C - Restaurant News
Terminal C at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is experiencing dramatic growth in the number of food options available to passengers.
Passenger Statistics Trend Upward
Coming on the heels of a downturn in the national economy, the Houston Airport System (HAS) is posting some very promising numbers for January 2010
Airports and Rodeo Ride Together
Over a million people attend the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) each year. Transporting the masses are Houstons airports, which served more than 48 million passengers in 2009.
Southwest Airlines Grows at Hobby
Even in the midst of a difficult economy, the number of flights offered at William P. Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental Airports continues to expand. The latest news comes from Southwest Airlines and their service to both Panama City and Denver.
Big Finish for Houston Passenger Count
Houston's airports celebrate strong finishes for 2009. George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU) Airports experience a strong December passenger count.
Singapore Airlines Adds More Service
The service is less than two years old, and yet Singapore Airlines nonstop flight from Houston to Moscow has proven to be so successful, the flights schedule has already been expanded.
Houston Airports Plug in Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi is now live at both George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU) Airports, as the Houston Airport System (HAS) takes another major step forward in the area of customer service.
Houston's Airports Shined in 2009
During a time when compliments are hard to come by, the Houston Airport System (HAS) has generated more than its share of positive feedback in 2009.
PGA Tour Shop Makes
"Golf World" Magazine says Houston facility is among the country's elite. According to magazine editors, the winners are chosen on the basis of revenue, shop layout and success of promotions and initiatives within the last year.
Houston Celebrates Public Events
2010 is promising to be a very busy and exciting year at all three airport facilities within the Houston Airport System (HAS). Various events are slated to take place at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD).

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Roxanne Butler
David Hebert
Darian Ward

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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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