Bush Intercontinental Draws Texas-sized Crowd for Lufthansa's A380
Mayor Annise Parker declared August 1, 2012, Lufthansa Airlines Day in Houston as she personally welcomed the historic A380 flight to George Bush Intercontinental Airport -- a first for any airport in the Lone Star State.

TSA Pre✓ Now Available at IAH
TSA Pre✓ is a passenger screening pilot that is expanding to airports across the country, and is now available at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental. The program allows for passengers to opt-in by volunteering additional personal information for the agency to thoroughly pre-screen and evaluate security risk.

Samar N. Mukhopadhyay Named Chief Development Officer of Planning, Design and Construction
The Houston Airport System announces the selection of Samar N. Mukhopadhyay as the new chief development officer of Planning, Design and Construction. Mukhopadhyay is responsible for overseeing all administration of design and construction contracts, managing long-term and short-term airport projects, analyzing operations and implementing best practice policies and procedures at the Houston Airport System.

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

Departure-level Ramp Reopens at Hobby Airport
Passengers at William P. Hobby Airport are once again using the convenient upper-level roadway for passenger drop-offs. The roadway was closed to all vehicle traffic for approximately nine months while construction crews made necessary repairs.

Pappas Bar-B-Q Now Open at Hobby Airport
The Houston Airport System is sprinkling some Texas flavor on its menu at William P. Hobby Airport, adding Pappas Bar-B-Q as its latest restaurant option. The popular Bar-B-Q chain officially opened its door on July 1.

Connecting with the Community
The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals hosted the Houston ACE Academy in July at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The week long experience for high school students introduced them to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through aviation.




Three-hundred Guests attend A380 Public Viewing Party
George Bush Intercontinental Airport attracted 300 guests to watch the world's largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, make its inaugural landing on a runway in Texas. The Houston Airport System and Lufthansa partnered together to host the front-row welcoming party.


Carl Newman, A.A.E. Named General Manager for Bush Intercontinental Airport
Houston Airport System Director of Aviation, Mario C. Diaz, announces the selection of Carl Newman, A.A.E. as the new general manager for George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Newman served as the assistant aviation director of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport prior to his appointment by the City of Houston.

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