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Passenger Totals Remain Strong

August 6, 2012

Houston Airport System
Passenger totals at William P. Hobby Airport have been particularly strong in the first half of 2012.
William P. Hobby Airport

Passenger totals from the first six months of 2012 are continuing a positive growth trend recently recorded at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), with increases recorded in both passenger traffic and cargo activity.

From January through June of this year, passenger totals at HOU increased by more than seven percent, while the air cargo totals during the same time period are more than 10 percent higher than the totals recorded during the same time period in 2011.

William P. Hobby Airport handled more than five million passengers during the first six months of 2012, compared with 4,751,486 during the first half of 2011.

Should the airport match that total in the second half of the year, it would mark the first time in history that the facility had reached the ten million passenger mark.

The recent increases recorded in cargo activity are even more striking than the passenger totals. In June 2012, HOU realized a 25% increase in cargo activity over June 2011, brining the year to date total increase up to more than 10 percent.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Passenger totals are holding steady at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). During the first six months of the year, 19,897,614 passengers passed through the gates at IAH. The total from the same time period during 2012 was 19,660,361.

Both domestic and international traffic at IAH reported modest upticks during the first half of the year. Domestic travel increased by 1.3%, while international travel increased 1.2 percent. 
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