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Airport Information


William P. Hobby Airport HOU serves the City of Houston in South Texas, and is Houston's secondary commercial aviation facility, handling the area's domestic flights - while recently also adding international flights.  HOU is owned and operated by the City of Houston.  Due to its convenient location, Hobby Airport is also accessible to a large portion of the population of the Houston-Pasadena-Clear Lake-Galveston areas.

HOU Airport is located about seven miles from the business district of the City of Houston, Texas, and is situated on Telephone Road 35, between Sam Houston Tollway and I-610 which intersects with Interstate 45 bordering the airport and integrates into the road network serving the Gulf Coast's industrial complex.

With four runways and a a yearly estimate of 10 million passengers, William P. Hobby Airport is largest hub airport for Southwest Airlines, and it is served by a a number of major, regional and low-cost airlines offering direct flights with connections around the world.

Houston Hobby has one passenger terminal with domestic & international concourses.


Approximately 15 miles south of downtown Houston, Ellington Airport is located off of I-45/Gulf Freeway, the major highway heading from the City to NASA and Galveston Island.

Ellington Airport Runways

Runway Number: 17R/35L
Length(ft): 9,001 feet by 150 feet
Category: ILS Cat I

Runway Number: 4/22
Length(ft): 8,001 feet by 150 feet
Category: ILS Cat I

Runway Number: 17L/35R
Length(ft): 4,609 feet by 75 feet
Category: General Aviation

Where Commerce & Aviation Meet

Ellington Airport Commerce & Aviation Center is one of the few locations in the United States that offers available commercial space and the accessibility benefits of an airport free of commercial air traffic.

Several features set Ellington Airport apart:

380 +/- acres of Greenfield commercial & industrial sites
100 +/- acres of developed pad-ready sites
Site with runway access available
Open to aviation and non-aviation related businesses
Will subdivide to accommodate build to suits and design build


George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Our city's largest airport, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH), joined the Houston Airport System in June 1969.

Bush Intercontinental is located approximately 23 miles north of downtown Houston, near the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8 North)

The airport is operated and maintained by the City of Houston Department of Aviation. The Houston Airport System functions as an enterprise fund and does not burden the local tax base for airport operations, maintenance or capital improvements.


Fast Facts

More than 11,000 acres
IAH currently ranks 5th in the United States among U.S. airports with scheduled non-stop domestic and international service (approximately 200 destinations)
More than 40 million passengers traveled through IAH in 2014 and more than 53.1 million passengers traveled through IAH and William P. Hobby (HOU)
More than 650 daily departures occur at IAH
With nearly 30 destinations in Mexico, IAH offers service to more Mexican destinations than any other US airport
11th busiest airport in the U.S. for total passenger traffic
25 passenger airlines [more info]
5 passenger terminals [more info]
Terminal E for international travelers [more info]
13 all-cargo airlines at IAH handled more than 419,205 metric tons of cargo in 2014

General Facts

Serves as the largest hub for United Airlines with more than 650 daily departures
Terminal Link above ground inter-terminal passenger train to all terminals
Underground inter-terminal passenger train to all terminals and the airport hotel
$440 million, 784,000 sq. foot Terminal E and Federal Inspection Services (FIS) with 84 primary inspection booths that can process more than 4,500 passengers per hour
Free shuttle to and from ecopark, the official on-airport value lot
Marriott Hotel on the airport
More than 880,000 sq. ft. of cargo area to handle up to 419,000 tons
More than 24,500 parking spaces
Ground transportation services to downtown Houston
Two fixed-base operators on the airport
Consolidated car rental facility

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