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March 1, 2011
Continued growth in passenger traffic is great news for Houston ’s two main airports – George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby – as Continental/United Airlines and Southwest Airlines add new service to this Texas gateway with a combined 67 new flights to destinations across the United States in 2011.
Many places are ideal for vacation or business travel: Colorado , Nevada , New Mexico , South Carolina , California and Iowa --- are now easier to reach with nonstop flights from Houston .
New Nonstop Flights to Western U.S.
On March 3, 2011, United/Continental Airlines will inaugurate 13 new weekly flights from IAH to Lea County, New Mexico, one of the leading areas for industrial development in the region.
The flights will arrive at Lea County Hobbs Airport from Houston. On April 13, 2011, 13 more weekly flights will be added to United/Continental Airlines’ flight schedule out of Bush Intercontinental, this time to Bakersfield, California’s Meadows Field Airport using a regional jet.
Bakersfield offers a wealth of recreational and artistic attractions for travelers including the Bakersfield Mountains and the Kern River.
In January United/Continental Airlines began operating one daily flight between IAH and Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colorado.
The new service offers travelers from Houston access to Aspen’s luxurious skiing amenities.
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New Nonstop Flights to Eastern U.S.
On the East Coast, Southwest Airlines will launch two new daily flights March 13, 2011 from Hobby Airport. One destined for Greenville, South Carolina’s Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, the other for Charleston, South Carolina.
New Nonstop Flights to Midwest
U.S. In the Midwest, United/Continental Airlines will begin operating 13 new weekly flights to Cedar Rapids, Iowa from Houston’s IAH on May 3, 2011.
These new frequencies will also be operated using regional jet aircraft and will offer travelers access to that city’s various attractions including casinos, museums, outdoor activities and recreational spaces.
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