Houston Airports Partnerships May 2016

HAS Community & Business Relations promotes and educates the community regarding the Houston Airport System (HAS) and its economic importance to the region. 

May 9, 2016

Women in Transportation Holds Aviation Panel

The Women in Transportation Houston chapter recently held an aviation panel during is monthly luncheon.

The panel was moderated by Chief Municipal and Community Affairs Officer Rhonda Arnold.  George Bush Intercontinental Airport General Manager Ted Kitchens, Assistant Director of Aviation Capital Projects and Planning Jarrett Simmons and Infrastructure Manager Melvin Price served as panelists discussing the latest updates at Houston Airports including the new international concourse at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and its impacts, plans for a new international concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) as well as the Spaceport at Ellington Airport (EFD). 

For more information on WTS please click here

Houston Airports Welcomes 80,000 guests of the Offshore Technology Conference

Almost 80,000 offshore energy industry experts and leaders from around the globe convened in Houston for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) conference. Houston Airports team members were on-hand to accommodate the increase in passengers including assisting in the international arrivals hall to ensure passengers were processed quickly and efficiently.

Wings For All Program Returns to Bush Intercontinental

Traveling can be a challenge for anyone, but the scope of those challenges can grow exponentially for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

To help make that challenge a little easier, the Houston Airport System has teamed with advocate group The Arc, United Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), The Arc of Fort Bend County, The Arc of Greater Houston, The Arc of Texas, and the Doug Flutie Foundation to offer Wings for All® events at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

On April 26, 2016, the third such event was held at Bush Intercontinental, with a number of families participating in an airport “rehearsal” specially designed for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and aviation professionals. Families were given the opportunity to participate in the entire airport experience by practicing entering the airport, obtaining boarding passes, going through security, and boarding an airplane. Wings for All® also gives airport, airline, TSA professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured learning environment. Learn more about The Arc and its programs at this link.

Lake Houston Area Chamber Icon Retires

After more than 20 years of service with the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce, Carolyn McCarty has decided to retire. Carolyn McCarty has been an institution in the community for more than 20 years. She is often looked to as a local historian, providing insight regarding the Lake Houston community's past, the people, the businesses and the volunteer leaders that have made the area what it is today. She was a great ally for George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

Houston Airports congratulates McCarty on her retirement.