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Houston is First in Texas to Receive A380 Service
The Houston Airport System announces it will welcome its first double-deck A380 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on August 1, 2012, when Lufthansa upgrades the aircraft on its Houston to Frankfurt service.

Delta Launches Houston - LaGuardia Non-stop
Delta Airlines is expanding its number of operations at New York's LaGuardia Airport and Houston is seeing additional service as a result. The airline is launching non-stop service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and LaGuardia Airport, with flights beginning in July 2012.

Passenger and Cargo Totals Continue Upward Trend
Passenger totals at William P. Hobby Airport are looking impressive through the first 11 months of the year. Air cargo totals at George Bush Intercontinental Airport are another area where solid annual numbers are expected to be finalized soon.

Excitement Brewing at HOU
Dunkin Donuts, America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, along with Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty stores, opened a new restaurant in William P. Hobby Airports Central Concourse on December 27, 2011.

United Airlines Makes Annual Flight to North Pole
United Airlines once again captured the spirit of the holiday season with its 18th Annual Fantasy Flight to the North Pole. Dozens of children gathered at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on December 10, 2011 to board the magical flight that would take them directly to Saint Nicholas and his bag full of presents.

Houston Airport System Employees Celebrate Season of Giving
Employees with the Houston Airport System spent much of their December trying to ensure that Houston area children would enjoy the 2011 holiday season. Toy drives were launched at both William P. Hobby Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and hundreds of gifts were collected as a result.

Get Ready to Ride on the Airport Express
On a crisp February morning, nearly 100 riders on horseback will take off through the scenic trails of George Bush Intercontinental Airport. It's part of the 2nd Annual Airport Express Endurance Ride, which will take place on Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5, 2011.




Cathay Pacific Airways Brings Boeing 747-8 Freighter to Houston
Houston is the first city in the state of Texas to feature operations with the Boeing 747-8 Freighter aircraft. Cathay Pacific Airways is now utilizing the aircraft in its cargo operations at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.


Southwest Non-stops Arrive Early
New non-stop flights from Southwest Airlines are arriving at William P. Hobby Airport sooner than expected. The low cost carrier will begin operations to Kansas City and Raleigh-Durham on April 22, 2012, rather than the original target date of June 3.

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