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July 5, 2013

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New air service continues to arrive in Houston, thanks in large part to a very healthy local economy.
New air service continues to follow Houstonís robust economy, with airlines either establishing new service or enhancing existing service at both George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).

Air China

One of the biggest stories of 2013 involves the arrival of Air China to Houston. The national carrier for the Peopleís Republic of China will begin service in Houston with a nonstop flight to Beijing on July 11, 2013.

The carrier will operate four weekly flights from the Terminal D facility at IAH, flying directly to Beijing Capital International Airport. Once the service is established, Houston will become only the fourth city in the United States to offer Air Chinaís nonstop service to Beijing, joining New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines got the month of July off to a busy start by launching new nonstop service between George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and New Castle Airport (ILG) in Wilmington, Delaware.

The nonstop to Wilmington, which began on July 1, features an afternoon departure time (4:20 p.m.) from the Terminal A facility at IAH.


jetBlue Airways, Boston's largest airline with more flights than any other carrier at Logan International Airport (BOS), will be adding two daily flights between Boston's Logan International Airport and Houston's William P. Hobby Airport starting July 25, 2013.

Passengers flying jetBlue to Boston will have two options regarding departure times. The first flight will depart Houston at 10:35 a.m., while the second departure is slated for 5:20 p.m.

Southwest Airlines

In June, they launched nonstop service between Houstonís William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Logan International Airport (BOS) in Boston, Massachusetts. Now, Southwest Airlines is already setting its sights on yet another new nonstop route for Houstonís air passengers.

The low cost carrier will begin service between HOU and Memphis International Airport (MEM) in Memphis, Tennessee on November 3, 2013. The new flight will come on the heels of another major service launch from the Southwest Airlines team. On August 4, 2013, Southwest Airlines will begin nonstop service between Houston and Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C.

United Airlines

This summer, United Airlines is offering a nonstop flight, five days a week from Houstonís George Bush Intercontinental Airport to Vail Valley, Colorado. The first flight took off on June 27 at 5:50 p.m. for the inaugural direct flight to Eagle County Regional Airport, which is in Eagle, Colorado.

Round-trip service will be available five days a week through August 25. The flight to Houston will depart the Colorado airport at approximately 7:20 a.m. with an arrival at 10:40 a.m. 
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