Ellington Airport Welcomes Shuttle Crew Home
Hundreds of people packed into NASAs Hangar 990 at Ellington Airport on July 22 to witness a historic moment, as the crew from Space Shuttle Atlantis recounted their memories of the space agencys final mission of the space shuttle program.

Passenger Totals Remain Strong
Passenger totals from the first six months of 2011 are continuing a positive growth trend recently recorded at airports within the Houston Airport System, especially in the areas of international travel and the amount of air cargo processed at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

New Names and Tastes are On the Way
Changes are coming to the concessions program at both George Bush Intercontinental Airport as well as William P. Hobby Airport, as one eatery undergoes a major makeover while another popular franchise prepares to make its Hobby Airport debut.

Bush Airport Train Turns 30
The inter-terminal train system at George Bush Intercontinental Airport turns 30 this month and three decades after Mickey Mouse joined the ribbon cutting celebration, the underground transportation loop is looking better than ever.


Congressional Tour Offers Key Insight
Building stronger relationships and giving Texas Congressional executives a clear view of current and upcoming projects at the Houston Airport System was the purpose of a recent tour, patriotic lunch and presentations coordinated by the Houston Airport System.

Junior Scientists Land at Bush Airport
The Houston Airport System welcomed HoustonWorks USAs STEM Institute for a detailed tour in July. One-hundred students, looking to advance their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, had an opportunity to participate in a tour of Bush Intercontinental Airport.




Hobby Airport Ranks in Top 5 for Affordability
William P. Hobby Airport ranks as one of the most affordable airports in the nation, according to a study conducted by travel Web site Cheapflights.com. According to the Web site, Hobby Airport offers passengers the fifth lowest airfare in the nation.


TSA Moves to Enhance Privacy
The Transportation Security Administration is installing new software in many of its screening machines in an effort to enhance passengers sense of privacy, and the software upgrades should be operating in Houston by early September.

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