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Houston Airports releases commissioned study to evaluate the economic impact on the City of Houston from international flights from William P. Hobby Airport

Houston, TX (April 9, 2012) –In response to a request from Southwest Airlines to establish scheduled international air service to William P. Hobby Airport, Houston Airports has conducted an evaluation of the effects of such an operation on the city of Houston, stakeholders and our airports.

The assessment included a market analysis, passenger traffic forecast and an economic impact study which will be released this afternoon and posted to our website. 

WHO: Houston Aviation Director, Mario C. Diaz

WHAT: Release of Economic Impact Study about proposed international flights from Hobby Airport

WHEN: Monday, April 9, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Administration Building, 16930 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Houston TX. 77032


The Houston Airport System (HAS) served more than 49.5 million passengers in 2010. Houston's three airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD) contribute more than $27 billion to the regional economy. For more information, visit and follow us @IAH and @HobbyAirport.

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