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Terminal B Expansion Approved

Houston city council gives unanimous support to plan

September 1, 2011

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The Terminal B expansion program represents a $1 billion investment.

Members of Houston’s City Council have unanimously agreed to a billion-dollar deal to renovate and expand Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Council Members voiced their approval for the agreement struck between the Houston Airport System and United Continental Holdings, Inc., during their August 10 meeting.

“Capital projects like this are huge engines for job creation,” said Mayor Annise Parker. “In the long term, the work that’s going to be done out there will benefit the entire community in terms of providing good jobs at good wages.”

The agreement is a public-private initiative which calls for United Airlines to contribute $686 million into the renovation/expansion program and the Houston Airport System to invest $288 million.

The work, which is set to be carried out in three separate phases, will enhance the customer experience in the gate area of Terminal B, provide better flexibility for various aircrafts to be used at the terminal and help streamline United’s boarding process.

"Together, United and the Houston Airports serve millions of passengers as a partnership to help people connect," said Mario C. Diaz, Houston’s director of aviation.  "By giving Houston this opening day fresh terminal, we are demonstrating a wise investment for our stakeholders."

The agreement also has implications for Terminal D at Bush Intercontinental Airport. The deal clears the way for the Houston Airport System to spearhead a separate renovation program inside that terminal facility.

The goals of that program are similar to the Terminal B program, with improved customer experience and greater aircraft accommodation arriving as the end result.

Please take a look at the documents below for more information:

Frequently Asked Questions concerning the Terminal B project.  Click here
This document covers common questions concerning the renovation project.  Topics such as start date and conession opportunties are addressed in this file.

Terminal B Powerpoint Presentation.  Click Here
Take a look at the history of Terminal B and the detailed phasing schedule for the $1 billion renovation.

Terminal B Lease Agreement.  Click Here
This in-depth document offers detailed information concerning a variety of topics surrounding the Terminal B renovation project."

Terminal B Lease Exhibit E   Click Here for transition lease and Here for maintenance schedule.
These documents offer detailed information on transition lease and transitional maintenance schedule.

Request for Council ActionClick Here
This is the document presented to members of the Houston City Council requesting approval for the Terminal B renovation project.

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