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Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the Houston Airport System (HAS), and United Continental Holdings, Inc. Airlines, broke ground on the first phase of a three-phase redevelopment project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport's (IAH) Terminal B.
Phase one, scheduled to be completed in 2013, will create a new Terminal B south concourse dedicated to domestic regional jet operations.
The $160 million south concourse project will replace the existing south side flight stations with a new 225,000 square foot facility -- nearly four times the size of the existing space. This will provide improved and expanded gate lounge space, concessions and restroom facilities.
Travelers will access the new concourse from the terminal via a 95 foot-wide bridge with 13,000 square feet of food, beverage and retail concessions; a 500 percent increase over the current facility. The updated concourse will feature 28 foot-high foot-to-ceiling glass windows, offering expansive tarmac views from the spacious central passenger lounge areas with durable and modern interior finishes.
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Plans for future phases of the $1 billion redevelopment project include redevelopment of:
• Central Terminal B Lobby
• Baggage Claim Areas
• New International-Capable North Concourse for Mainline and Regional Jets
• New Terminal B Federal Inspection Services (FIS) facility
• Infrastructure Improvements
The project's design incorporates energy-efficient techniques using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria.
The entire three-phase redevelopment project is planned over the next seven to 10 years, based on demand. This public-private initiative will help boost the Houston economy by creating local construction during these next seven to 10 years. It will also offer a major upgrade for airport passengers as one of the original terminals at IAH is transformed into a spacious, efficient, eco-friendly facility.
Please take a look at the documents below for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions concerning the Terminal B project. Click Here
This document covers common questions concerning the renovation project. Topics such as start date and concession opportunties are addressed in this file.
Terminal B Powerpoint Presentation. Click Here
Take a look at the history of Terminal B and the detailed phasing schedule for the $1 billion renovation.
Terminal B Lease Agreement. Click Here
This in-depth document offers detailed information concerning a variety of topics surrounding the Terminal B renovation project.
Request for Council Action. Click Here
This is the document presented to members of the Houston City Council requesting approval for the Terminal B renovation project.