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Terminal B South is Open for Business


June 4, 2013



Houston Airport System
The new Terminal B South concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport offers passengers a bright and open atmosphere.
The United Airlines Terminal B South concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) operated its first flight on May 21, 2013.

United Airlines has been steadily increasing the number of flights since the launch, with approximately 60 daily flights operating at the facility at the beginning of June 2013.

The airline is initially utilizing 15 gates inside the facility, with 15 additional gates opening by the end of the year.  At nearly four times the size of the previous south concourse, the $97-million south concourse is a brand new 225,000-square-foot facility dedicated to United Express regional flights.

Terminal B is the primary facility in Houston for United Express flights operated by regional partners ExpressJet, SkyWest, Trans States and Shuttle America. Together, they operate more than 300 daily flights from IAH to destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

The carriers operate aircraft ranging in size from 37-seat Embraer 135s, to 50-seat Embraer 145s and CRJ-200s, to 66-seat CRJ-700s and 70-seat Embraer 170s.
The new terminal can accommodate regional aircraft with up to 76 seats.

The new terminal has 15,000 square feet of food and beverage and retail concessions, a 500-percent increase in the concession space over the previous facility with brand new concepts such as 3rd Bar Oyster & Eating House and The Fruteria, as well as familiar favorites such as Famous Famiglia, Fresh Gourmet Marketplace, Panda Express and Starbucks round out the Terminal B south concourse food and beverage options.

Travelers in the Terminal B south concourse will also have a variety of shopping options, including The iStore Boutique, travel essentials store, Relay, Brookstone and The Body Shop. Other well-known retail stores include Ice Currency Exchange, Johnston & Murphy, Natalie's Candy Jar and Nuance Duty Free. Phase two of the project is already underway and it will entail an additional 15 gates in Terminal B South and a new United Club.
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