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Houston to Edmonton Route Gets Second Flight


January 30, 2012



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Air traffic between Houston and Canada has increased by almost 26 percent within the past four years.
Strong passenger totals between Houston and Canada continue to bring new and expanded service to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), with the latest announcement involving United Airlines and its route to Edmonton.

The world’s largest airlines will begin operating a second frequency between Edmonton and IAH on February 16, 2012 and will continue operating the seasonal service until June 6, 2012.

The route will utilize United’s Boeing 737-700 aircraft, which offers 124 passenger seats.

The flight, which will operate six days per week, excluding Saturday, is in addition to the daily service United already offers to Edmonton with its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

“Air traffic between Houston and Canada was very solid throughout 2011 and that’s been the trend for several years now,” says Genaro Peña, the Houston Airport System’s director of air service development. “It’s one of those regions where the potential ceiling just seems to keep climbing higher and higher.”

Over the past four years, air traffic between Houston and Canada has increased by 25.7 percent. In 2007, Bush Intercontinental Airport handled 654,262 passengers on flights between the two destinations.  By 2011, that number had jumped to 654,262 passengers.

The cities of Edmonton and Houston have a number of key similarities. Each city plays a key role within their country’s vital energy sector and each city enjoys a diverse and vibrant population base.
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