Sequestration Update



Ticketing Ramp Construction Scheduled at Hobby Airport
A major roadway pavement replacement project will shut down the existing upper-level roadway at William P. Hobby Airport. During the construction, the location of the passenger drop off area for all airlines operating at Hobby Airport will be moved to a new area.

Airports Across Texas Gather in Houston to Plan for Tomorrow's Challenges
More than a dozen Texas airport executives shared their visions for how to address common issues as the landscape for airports becomes blurred with threats of less funding, airline mergers, a weak economy, the worst drought ever and rising costs to operate aviation facilities. The combined Texas public commercial airports serve more than 135 million passengers annually with many airports experiencing growth in either passenger and/or cargo service.

Wings Over Houston Airshow Ready to Thrill Again
Make sure to save the dates of October 15 and 16 for the 2011 Wings Over Houston Airshow.
This years event will feature the return of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and their amazing seven and nine-ship flight formations. Aviation enthusiasts will also have a chance to enjoy an upclose view of aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor, a C-17, P-51 and many others.


Disabled Passengers Benefit from Program at Bush Airport
Traveling by air can be an intimidating experience for anyone, but the process can be especially daunting for those passengers who are coping with disabilities. With this reality in mind, the Transportation Security Administration and Continental Airlines are working together to alleviate the concerns of those disabled passengers living in the Houston area who may have special needs and requirements when flying.

Houston Airport System- Congressional Visit in Washington
Every year, Industry Day on Capitol Hill brings out aviation leaders from across the country for a whirlwind of meetings, briefings and forums in Washington, D.C. Once again representatives with the Houston Airport System were on hand to highlight the Houston agenda.




Houston Airports Generate $27 Billion for Regional Economy
Pumping $27 billion into the Houston economy, the Houston Airport System remains a key driver in the economy of the Houston region, according to an economic impact study released today. Last year, the Houston Airport System was directly responsible for more than 230,000 jobs that generated $8.7 billion in employment earnings.


Global Entry Continues Growth in Houston
The number of passengers utilizing the Global Entry program at George Bush Intercontinental Airport continues to soar. Passenger approvals in Houston for the first six months of 2011 have increased by 147 percent when compared to totals from that same time period last year.

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