New Flights Coming from Southwest
Houston is playing a key role in the future plans of Southwest Airlines as it continues to blend route schedules with the recently purchased AirTran Airways. In June 2012, Southwest Airlines is adding non-stop flights from Houston's William P. Hobby Airport to three new markets: Raleigh-Durham, NC; Kansas City, MO and Seattle, WA.

United and Continental Celebrate Latest Milestone
United Continental Holdings, Inc. announced on November 30 that it had received Federal Aviation Administration approval for a single operating certificate, marking another significant achievement in the integration of United Airlines and Continental Airlines.

American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy
AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, filed voluntary petitions for bankruptcy protection on November 29, 2011 in order to achieve a cost and debt structure that is industry competitive. American Airlines currently has 22 daily departures out of George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby Airports.

Houston is Site for First Commercial Biofuel Flight in U.S.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport once again provided the backdrop for a major advancement in the use of eco-friendly fuel sources, as United Airlines operated the first commercial flight powered by advanced biofuels.

Houston - Canada Connection Grows Stronger
The Houston Airport System continues to see dramatic growth in the number of passengers flying to and from Canada, and this trend is resulting in an additional non-stop flight to the city of Edmonton from United Airlines.

Southwest Airlines Celebrates 40 Years at Hobby Airport
Southwest Airlines is celebrating 40 years of flight operations at William P. Hobby Airport. Houston's largest low-cost carrier conducted its first flight at Hobby Airport on November 14, 1971, and celebrated the milestone 40 years later with music, pastries and free giveaway items.

Houston Airports Lead Cleanup Efforts Near Hobby Airport
More than 120 volunteers brought a positive impact to the communities located near William P. Hobby Airport, as they launched the 2011 Hobby Airport Community Day.

Holiday Sounds are Set to Arrive
Local choirs, bands and other musical performers will once again be visiting George Bush Intercontinental Airport, in an effort to ease the holiday stress level and bring smiles to the faces of thousands of air passengers.





United Airlines Inaugurates Houston-Lagos Flights
United Continental Holdings, Inc. inaugurated the first daily scheduled passenger service between Texas and Africa on November 16, with new non-stop flights between Houston and Lagos, Nigeria. The service links the two energy capitals on a route which no other airline currently serves.


Google Maps Lands at Houston Airports
The Houston Airport System announces a partnership with Google Maps that brings new functionality inside five terminals at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, as well as William P. Hobby Airport. The partnership is allowing users of Android devices to view the terminal floor plans to locate gates, retail shops, dining options and other amenities.

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