Terminal B Renovation Begins
Phase one of a $1 billion renovation project is underway at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The joint-venture between the Houston Airport System and United Airlines, brings dramatic improvements to the southern end of the Terminal B facility.

Southwest Airlines is Set to Land in Atlanta
Southwest Airlines will take over half of AirTran Airways' flights connecting William P. Hobby Airport and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Beginning on February 12, 2012, Southwest Airlines will take over three of AirTran Airways' six daily flights to Atlanta.

Coast Guard Launches New Headquarters
The United States Coast Guard is making a multi-million dollar investment at Ellington Airport, opting to move its Houston-Galveston headquarters to the airport facility from the Houston Ship Channel by June 2013.

Houston to Edmonton Route Gets Second Flight
Strong passenger totals between Houston and Canada continue to bring new and expanded service to George Bush Intercontinental Airport, with the latest announcement involving United Airlines and its route to Edmonton.

Aviation Awareness Day at the Movies
Hundreds of students from the Aldine and Houston Independent School Districts had a chance to network with aviation professionals and view an inspirational film, thanks to a unique and exciting community event called "Aviation Awareness Day at the Movies."

Airport Express is This Weekend
Almost a hundred horseback riders are set to take off through the scenic trails of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, as the 2nd Annual Airport Express Endurance Ride gets underway on February 4.




Houston Sees First Flight to Cuba
The first Cuba-bound charter flight from George Bush Intercontinental Airport took off on February 2, 2012. The flight, which carried 80 passengers aboard a Boeing 737 aircraft, was the result of relaxed travel rules that went into effect last year.


Year-end Statistics Show Key Growth
The Houston Airport System finished 2011 by recording some impressive numbers in several key areas, including passenger totals at William P. Hobby Airport and cargo totals at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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