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Hobby Airport Continues Climb in
Passenger Traffic


May 1, 2013



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Since 2008, passenger totals at HOU have increased by almost 19 percent.
Passenger totals from the first three months of 2013 are continuing a positive growth trend at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

The increases recorded during the first quarter of the year are even stronger than last year’s totals, when Hobby Airport set an all-time high in overall passenger traffic.

“We continue to enjoy unprecedented growth at Hobby Airport,” said Hobby Airport General Manager Perry J. Miller. “It seems as if each quarter and each year brings with it a new record in the amount of passenger traffic being recorded.”

From January through March of this year, Hobby Airport handled 2,482,671 passengers, a 3.3 percent increase over the numbers recorded during the same time period last year.

The increases recorded in March 2013 were even more impressive.  During that time, Hobby Airport recorded a 6.3 percent increase over the traffic totals recorded during March 2012.

Last year, passenger totals at William P. Hobby Airport reached an all-time high, with the final number topping the 10 million passenger mark for the first time in the facility’s eight-decade history.

Since 2008, passenger totals at Hobby Airport have increased by 18.9 percent, meaning an additional 1.6 million passengers are flying in and out of the facility on an annual basis.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Meanwhile, strong passenger totals are holding steady at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). During the first three months of the year, 9,444,701 passengers passed through the gates at IAH, representing a slight reduction of just 0.2 percent from the 2012 totals.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport did enjoy a significant jump in the amount of international traffic during the month of March, marking a 4.8 percent over the totals recorded during March 2012. 
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