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New Air Service Continues to
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June 4, 2013

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Houston's strong economic growth continues to bring new air service to both William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

The most recent announcements involve nonstop air service to a variety of locations, ranging from the beaches of Florida to the mountains of Colorado and come from several different airlines operating in the Houston market.

Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines is once again making the biggest splash in Houston in regards to new air service. Already the most active carrier at HOU, Southwest Airlines has recently been even more aggressive than usual in bringing new flight options to its Houston customers.

The low cost carrier launched two new flights on June 2, 2013, with nonstop air service starting up to New York City's LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and to Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS). The flight service to Boston operates on a daily basis, while Southwest passengers wanting to fly to LGA have two daily flights from which to choose.

Southwest Airlines has also announced plans to connect Hobby Airport to Pensacola, Florida with nonstop air service. That daily flight will begin operating on November 3, 2013.

AirTran Airways

AirTran Airways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, also chose June 2 as the date to bring new flight options to passengers at Hobby Airport, launching nonstop service to Tampa, Florida from William P. Hobby Airport.

The daily flight service departs from Hobby Airport each night at 7:08 p.m.

Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines continues to add to its nonstop destination list, since arriving in Houston in September 2012.

In less than a year, the ultra low cost carrier has built up a nonstop route map that includes seven destinations: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Orlando International Airport (MCO), McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and starting on June 13, Denver International Airport (DEN) and Detroit Metro Airport (DTW).

Operating inside the Terminal A facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Spirit Airlines offers passengers ultra low base fares with a range of optional services for a fee, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value.

American Airlines

Passengers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport are also finding new flight options for service to New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

American Airlines began flying to that airport on April 2, 2013. The daily service features the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, capable of accommodating 150 passengers.
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