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Bush Airport Begins Countdown to
45th Birthday Celebration

May 7, 2014

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  George Bush Intercontinental Airport joined the Houston Airport System on June 8, 1969.
The countdown has begun for the 45th anniversary of George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). To celebrate the important milestone, airport officials are holding a free, fun-filled day for all ages on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the United Airlines hangar on 4849 Wright Road (Colonel Fisher Blvd.) in Houston.

Bush Intercontinental Airport became part of the Houston Airport System on June 8, 1969 and is now a premiere global gateway with nonstop flights to 122 destinations in the U.S. and nearly 70 international destinations. Almost 40 million travelers passed through the airport in 2013.

“The local community has been paramount in the success of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and we are happy to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Bush Airport with the community and the City of Houston,” said Carl Newman, Bush Intercontinental Airport General Manager.

Bush Intercontinental Airport recently announced plans to build a new Terminal D to accommodate its rapid growth. In 2013, the airport posted a record-breaking 8.9 million international passengers from 2012, an increase of 2.5 percent.

“Please save the date, because we are planning a great event for everyone to enjoy, ” said Caroline Schneider, Director of Airport Initiatives and Volunteer Services. “The anniversary celebration will cater to aviation enthusiasts of all ages.”

This free event will feature music, raffles, games, airplane displays, face painting, bounce house and much more.

To view historical photographs of IAH, click here.
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