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George Bush Intercontinental Airport

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IATA: IAH – ICAO: KIAH – FAA: IAH
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator City of Houston Department of Aviation
Serves Greater Houston
Location Houston, Texas
Elevation AMSL 97 ft / 30 m
Coordinates 29°59′04″N 095°20′29″W / 29.98444, -95.34139
Website www.fly2houston.com/iah
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15L/33R 12,001 3,658 Concrete
15R/33L 9,999 3,048 Concrete
9/27 10,000 3,048 Asphalt
8L/26R 9,000 2,743 Concrete
8R/26L 9,402 2,866 Concrete
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA: IAH, ICAO: KIAHFAA LID: IAH)[2] is an international airport in the city of Houston, Texas, United States serving the Greater Houston area. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... Houston redirects here. ... The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, is the seventh-largest metropolitan area and one of the most diverse[2] in the United States consisting of 10 counties within the state of Texas. ... Houston redirects here. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... This article is about the construction material. ... The term asphalt is often used as an abbreviation for asphalt concrete. ... “FAA” redirects here. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... “FAA” redirects here. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ... An International airport is an airport where flights from other countries land and/or take off. ... Houston redirects here. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, is the seventh-largest metropolitan area and one of the most diverse[2] in the United States consisting of 10 counties within the state of Texas. ...


Bush Intercontinental Airport is located 23 miles (37 kilometers) north of Downtown Houston—between Interstate 45 and U.S. Highway 59—and is adjacent to the city of Humble. Skyline District of Downtown Downtown Houston is Houstons largest business district. ... Interstate 45 (I-45) is an Interstate Highway located entirely within the U.S. state of Texas. ... United States Highway 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... Humble is a city in Harris County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ...


Bush Intercontinental is Texas's second-largest air facility—after Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The airport has scheduled flights to destinations in the United States, flights to international destinations in Asia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, and South America, and regular charter flights to Africa. DFW redirects here. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... West Indies redirects here. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


Houston is the headquarters of Continental Airlines, and Bush Intercontinental is Continental's largest hub, with an average of over 700 daily departures. [3] Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ...

Contents

History

Houston Intercontinental Airport, as it was originally known, was opened in 1969. Originally, all passenger traffic from William P. Hobby Airport was moved to Intercontinental upon IAH's completion as Houston's second airport, with Hobby's remaining open as a general aviation airport. Hobby reopened two years later to commercial traffic, though virtually all international traffic remained at Intercontinental. Hobby shifted its focus to domestic routes and discount air carriers. William P. Hobby Airport (IATA: HOU, ICAO: KHOU, FAA LID: HOU) is a public airport located 8 miles (13 km) southeast of the central business district of Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA. The airport covers 1,304 acres and has four runways. ...


Only Terminals A and B are from the original design of the airport, which has expanded greatly over the years. Lewis W. Cutrer Terminal C opened in 1981, the Mickey Leland International Airlines Building (now called Terminal D) opened in May 1990, and the new Terminal E partially opened on June 3, 2003. The rest of Terminal E opened on January 7, 2004. Terminal D is the arrivals point for all international flights arriving into Houston, except for Continental Airlines which uses Terminal E. Terminal D also held customs and INS until the opening of the new Federal Inspection Service (FIS) building, which was completed on January 25, 2005. An airport terminal is a building at an airport where passengers transfer from ground transportation to the facilities that allow them to board airplanes. ... Lewis Wesley Cutrer (1904-1981) served as mayor of Houston, Texas from 1957-1963. ... George Thomas Leland (November 27, 1944 – August 7, 1989), better known as Mickey Leland, was a spokesman for the hungry and poor, and later became a congressman from the Texas 18th District and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The acronym INS can refer to: Immigration and Naturalization Service Indian Navy Ship Inelastic neutron scattering Inertial navigation system Insert Key of a keyboard Insurgency, a multi-player mod for Half-Life 2 International Network Services International News Service International Numbering System adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission Irish Naval... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The airport was renamed George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston, after George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, in 1997. George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989 to 1993. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ...


Operations

George Bush Intercontinental Airport served 42,550,432 passengers [4] in 2006 making the airport the eight busiest for total passengers in North America. IAH is the seventh largest international passenger gateway in the United States [5] and the sixth busiest airport in the world for total aircraft movements according to the ACI World Traffic Report for 2006.[6] In 2006, the United States Department of Transportation named George Bush Intercontinental Airport the fastest growing of the top ten airports in the United States.[7] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 424 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (566 × 800 pixel, file size: 171 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Control Tower at KIAH - Houston, TX. I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 424 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (566 × 800 pixel, file size: 171 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Control Tower at KIAH - Houston, TX. I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The control tower at Schiphol airport. ... North America North America is a continent [1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Airports Council International (ACI) is the leading international trade group of the worlds commercial aviation industry, based in Geneva, Switzerland. ...


The airport currently ranks third in the United States for non-stop domestic and international service with 182 destinations, trailing Chicago O'Hare International Airport with 192 destinations and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport with 239 destinations. Furthermore, about 45% of the airport's passengers begin or terminate (O&D) their journey at the airport. [8] Bush Intercontinental ranks as one of the major United States airports with the highest on-time performance, according to the latest United States Department of Transportation report. [9] OHare International Airport (IATA:ORD, ICAO:KORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... FAA diagram of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL, FAA LID: ATL), known locally as Atlanta Airport, Hartsfield Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson is located seven miles (11 km) south of the central business district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the United States government concerned with transportation. ...


With 31 destinations in Mexico, the airport offers service to more Mexican destinations than any other United States airport. [10]


Terminals and airlines

Bush Intercontinental Airport has five terminals and encompasses 10,000 acres (40 km²).


Terminal Map

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Terminal A

Terminal A was one of the original two terminals to open in 1969. Like Terminal B, it originally had four circular modules at the end of corridors radiating out of the corners of the terminal. However, in the late-1990s and early-2000s, the North and South Concourses were rebuilt into linear facilities which provide a smoother operation within the terminal. Terminal A has 20 gates.

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Terminal B

Terminal B was also one the original two terminals to open in 1969. It is mostly unaltered terminal from its original set up. Terminal B is used mostly by regional jets for Continental Express. For this reason, the jet bridges are considerably lower to the ground than most others. Future plans call for linear facilities, similar to those at Terminal A, to replace the circular ones. Terminal B currently houses some international flights operated by Continental Express, primarily Mexico routes. Terminal B has 31 gates, and 20 hardstand gates.

  • Continental Airlines
    • Continental Express operated by Chautauqua Airlines (Alexandria, Amarillo, Baton Rouge, Brownsville, Chicago-O'Hare, Colorado Springs, Columbia (SC), Columbus, Corpus Christi, El Paso, Fort Myers, Fort Walton Beach, Harlingen, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Little Rock, Louisville, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland/Odessa, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Oklahoma City, Pensacola, Phoenix, St. Louis, Tucson, West Palm Beach)
    • Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines (Albuquerque, Alexandria, Amarillo, Asheville, Atlanta, Austin, Bakersfield, Baton Rouge, Beaumont, Birmingham (AL), Brownsville, Charleston (SC), Charleston (WV), Charlotte, Chattanooga, Chicago-O'Hare, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Colorado Springs, Columbia (SC), Columbus, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Fort Worth, Dallas-Love, Dayton, Des Moines, El Paso, Fayetteville (AR), Fort Myers, Fort Walton Beach, Grand Rapids, Greensboro, Greenville, Gulfport/Biloxi, Harlingen, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Jackson, Jacksonville, Killeen, Kansas City, Knoxville, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Laredo, Lexington, Little Rock, Louisville, Lubbock, McAllen, Memphis, Midland/Odessa, Milwaukee, Mobile, Montgomery, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Orlando, Palm Springs, Pensacola, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Salt Lake City, Sarasota/Bradenton, Savannah, Shreveport, St. Louis, Tallahassee, Toronto-Pearson, Tucson, Tulsa, Victoria (TX), Washington-Dulles, West Palm Beach, Wichita)

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Terminal C

Lewis W. Cutrer Terminal C

Lewis W. Cutrer Terminal C, named after former Mayor of Houston Lewis W. Cutrer, was the third terminal to open at the airport following A and B in 1981. It serves as Continental Airlines' main base of operation. Terminal C has 31 gates. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 844 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken by WhisperToMe I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 844 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken by WhisperToMe I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... This is a list of people who have served as mayor of the city of Houston, Texas. ... Lewis Wesley Cutrer (1904-1981) served as mayor of Houston, Texas from 1957-1963. ...

  • Continental Airlines (U.S. and Canada) (Albuquerque, Anchorage [seasonal], Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore/Washington, Baton Rouge, Birmingham (AL), Boston, Calgary, Chicago-O'Hare, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, El Paso, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Gulfport/Biloxi, Hartford, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, McAllen, Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Montrose/Telluride [seasonal], New Orleans, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Newark, Oakland, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Ontario (CA), Orange County, Orlando, Pensacola, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), Raleigh/Durham, Reno/Tahoe, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), San Juan, Seattle/Tacoma, Tampa, Toronto-Pearson, Tucson, Tulsa, Vancouver, Washington-Dulles, Washington-Reagan, West Palm Beach)

Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ...

International Terminal D

A typical lineup at Terminal D, showing aircraft from Aviacsa, Air France, British Airways, and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA has since withdrawn from Houston)
A typical lineup at Terminal D, showing aircraft from Aviacsa, Air France, British Airways, and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA has since withdrawn from Houston)

Terminal D opened in 1990 and took over the international operations of the entire airport. Originally Terminal D was the only terminal to have a Federal Inspection Facility (FIS), and US Customs. At the time, all international arrivals used the terminal. The original name of Terminal D was Mickey Leland International Arrivals Building. Since the opening of the new FIS building, Terminal D now houses all non-Continental international flights, though the terminal is still utilized for some Continental Express international flights. Terminal D has 12 gates. Image File history File linksMetadata IAH_7. ... Image File history File linksMetadata IAH_7. ... Aviacsa (Consorcio Aviaxsa, S.A. de C.V.) is an airline based in Monterrey, Mexico. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... Pakistan International Airlines Corporation, more commonly known as Pakistan International Airlines or PIA (Urdu: پی آئی اے يا پاکستان انٹرنیشنل ایرلاینز), is the flag carrier airline of Pakistan, based in Karachi. ... The United States Customs Service (now the United States Customs and Border Protection Service or CBP) was the portion of the US Federal Government dedicated to keeping illegal products outside of US borders. ... George Thomas Leland (November 27, 1944 – August 7, 1989), better known as Mickey Leland, was a spokesman for the hungry and poor, and later became a congressman from the Texas 18th District and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. ...

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International Terminal E

Terminal E
Terminal E
Continental Airlines's Boeing 777 "Peter Max". Downtown Houston is visible in the background
Continental Airlines's Boeing 777 "Peter Max". Downtown Houston is visible in the background

Terminal E is IAH's newest terminal, and houses all of Continental's international operations not operated by Continental Express, as well as some domestic operations. The terminal opened in two phases. The first phase opened with 14 gates, and the second phase added 16 gates in 2003 for a total 30. Image File history File links Houston_Bush_Airport. ... Image File history File links Houston_Bush_Airport. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Peter_Max_-_IAH.jpg‎ Daniel2986 05:24, 28 December 2006 (UTC) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Peter_Max_-_IAH.jpg‎ Daniel2986 05:24, 28 December 2006 (UTC) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Peter Max (born October 19, 1937 as Peter Finkelstein) is an American Pop artist. ... Skyline District of Downtown Downtown Houston is Houstons largest business district. ...


Originally Continental used the terminal solely for domestic flights, but relocated its international services to the new terminal after the new Federal Inspection Service (FIS) building opened. The terminal was designed for maximum flexibility, with jetways that were able to handle any aircraft. Some ERJ aircraft operated by Continental Express arrive from international destinations at Terminal D. Embraer, the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A., is a Brazilian corporation, founded in 1969. ... Continental Express (IATA: n/a, ICAO: BTA, and Callsign: Jet Link) is the operating name of ExpressJet Airlines for Continental Airlines. ...

  • Continental Airlines (Acapulco, Amsterdam, Aruba, Belize City, Bogotá, Bonaire, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cali, Cancún, Caracas, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Guadalajara, Guatemala City, Guayaquil, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, León, Liberia (CR), Lima, London-Gatwick, London-Heathrow [begins March 29/pending government approval][19], Managua, Mérida, Mexico City, Montego Bay, Monterrey, Nassau [seasonal], Panama City, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Port-of-Spain, Puerto Vallarta, Quito, Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, Roatán, San Jose del Cabo, San José (CR), San Pedro Sula, San Salvador, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Tegucigalpa, Tokyo-Narita)
    • Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines (Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Ciudad Del Carmen, Durango, Guadalajara, Huatulco, Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo, León, Loreto, Manzanillo, Mazatlán, Mexico City, Monclova, Monterrey, Morelia, Nassau, Oaxaca, Puebla, Puerto Vallarta, Querétaro, Saltillo, San Luis Potosí, Tampico, Toluca, Torreón, Veracruz, Villahermosa)

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Charter airlines

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Terminal transportation

Houston Intercontinental Airport Terminal C (center-left), D and E from the air
Houston Intercontinental Airport Terminal C (center-left), D and E from the air

A train called TerminaLink connects Terminals B, C, D, E and the International Arrivals Building (IAB) for those with connecting flights in different terminals and provides sterile airside connections. This allows passengers to travel within the airport without having to re-enter security. TerminaLink has three stops: Terminal B, Terminal C, and Terminals D/E and the IAB. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2160 × 1440 pixel, file size: 723 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Houston Intercontinental Airport Terminals C, D, and E after takeoff from Runway 33R File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (2160 × 1440 pixel, file size: 723 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Houston Intercontinental Airport Terminals C, D, and E after takeoff from Runway 33R File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old... TerminaLink is a people mover system operating at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. ...


An inter-terminal train outside of the sterile zone connects all five terminals and the airport hotel which can be accessed by all. This system is based on the WEDway PeopleMover technology. The inter-terminal train at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is the older of two separate inter-terminal people movers currently operating at the airport in Houston, Texas. ... A people mover system utilizing LIM technology to propel vehicles along a pair of steel rails. ...


In addition to train service a bus-shuttle service is offered from Terminal A to Terminals B, C and E. This allows passengers needing to travel to/from Terminal A to access other terminals without having to leave the sterile zone.


Ground transportation

Bus

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas, or METRO, offers bus service available at the south side of Terminal C. The 102 Bush IAH Express serves the airport. A group of METRO buses parked at the Texas Medical Center Transit Center The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) operates bus, lift bus, and light rail service in Harris County, Texas, which includes Houston. ...


In addition, China Airlines operates private bus shuttle services from 10905 Bellaire Boulevard at Wilcrest in the Alief area Houston Chinatown and Wel-Farm Super Market/Metro Bank on Texas State Highway 6 in Sugar Land to the airport to feed the flight to Taipei [20]. Not to be confused with Air China, the national airline of Peoples Republic of China. ... Alief is an area in Harris County that is mostly within the city limits of Houston, Texas. ... Houston, Texas has two Chinatowns. ... Junction Location Hardeman County OK 6 north of Quanah US 287 Quanah Foard County US 70 Crowell Knox County US 82 Benjamin SH 222 near Knox City Haskell County US 380 Rule Jones County US 277 Stamford Shackelford County US 180 near Lueders SH 351 near Albany US 180 Albany... Sugar Land is a city located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ...


Courtesy vans

Courtesy vans are operated by various hotels and motels in and around the Houston Area. There are courtesy telephones in the baggage claim areas to request pick-up for most hotels and motels.


Shuttle service

Regularly scheduled bus and shuttle service is provided by various carriers to locations from IAH to Reliant Park/Reliant Astrodome, Downtown Houston, the Galleria, Greenway Plaza, the Texas Medical Center, Westside hotels and William P. Hobby Airport. These services can be found in all baggage claim areas. Photograph of a sign at the entrance to the Reliant Park Complex, with Six Flags Astroworld in the background Reliant Park (formerly the Astrodomain) is a complex in Houston, Texas named after the energy company Reliant Energy. ... Reliant Astrodome, also known as the Houston Astrodome or simply the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium, the first of its kind, located in Houston, Texas. ... Skyline District of Downtown Downtown Houston is Houstons largest business district. ... Galleria I and ice rink prior to the 2003 renovation. ... Greenway Plaza A typical street sign in Greenway Plaza Greenway Plaza is a master-planned mixed-use development off of U.S. Highway 59 in Houston, Texas, five miles (8 kilometers) west of Downtown Houston and three miles (5 kilometers) east of Uptown Houston. ... Texas Medical Center The Texas Medical Center, with more than five million patient visits annually and one of the highest densities of clinical facilities and basic science and translational research of any location, is the largest medical district in the world. ... William P. Hobby Airport (IATA: HOU, ICAO: KHOU, FAA LID: HOU) is a public airport located 8 miles (13 km) southeast of the central business district of Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA. The airport covers 1,304 acres and has four runways. ...


Taxi

Taxis can be hailed through the Ground Transportation employees outside each terminal. All destinations within Houston's city limits to/from Bush Intercontinental Airport are charged according to the flat Zone Rate or the meter rate.


Artwork

Flag posts of various countries located outside the airport entrance
Flag posts of various countries located outside the airport entrance

Ed Carpenter's "Light Wings", a multicolored glass sculpture suspended below a sky light, adorns the Terminal A North Concourse. [21] In Terminal A, South Concourse stands Terry Allen's "Countree Music". Allen's piece is a cast bronze tree that plays instrumental music by Joe Ely and David Byrne, though the music is normally turned off. The corridor leading to Terminal A displays Leamon Green's "Passing Through," a 200-foot etched glass wall depicting airport travelers. [22] Image File history File linksMetadata IAH_Flag_Posts_CIMG7658. ... Image File history File linksMetadata IAH_Flag_Posts_CIMG7658. ... Ed Carpenter is an artist specializing in large-scale public installations ranging from architectural sculpture to infrastructure design. ... Terry Allen (b. ... Joe Ely (born February 9, 1947) is an Austin, Texas honky-tonk/country musician. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ...


The elevators in Terminal B are cased in futuristic stainless steel accordion shaped structures designed by Rachel Hecker. [23] The corridor leading to Terminal B has Dixie Friend Gay's "Houston Bayou". This work is composed of an 8 x 75 ft (2.4 x 23 m) Byzantine glass mosaic mural depicting scenes from Houston's bayous and wetlands, several bronze animals embedded in the floor, and five mosaic columns. Dixie Friend Gay is a visual artist who works in a variety of media noted for work that explores the power of nature. ...


The flag post light sculptures, shown in the photo, were created for the G7 Summit when it was hosted by President George H. W. Bush in Houston. The sculpture was relocated to the airport after the meetings. G7 or G-7 or Group of Seven may be: Group of Seven (G7), a group of seven industrialized nations of the world, formed in 1976 when Canada joined the Group of Six (United States of America, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom); now known as G8 (with Russia) Group...


Future expansion

IAH recently presented its final master plan update. [24] The near-term plan calls for Terminal B's circular flight stations to be rebuilt into linear facilities similar to Terminal A. Soon after, all of the facilities in the North and South Concourses will be linked together to form two long continuous facilities. Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ... Image File history File links 20_airtransportation. ...


The long-term plans call for the existing unit terminals to be demolished and the North and South Concourses to be linked midway. A new Central Passenger Processing facility will be built, called the East Terminal. An underground people mover will also be built.


Airfield improvements include a new Runway 8C-26C, a new Runway 9R-27L, and a perimeter taxiway. Access roadways will also be improved.


Cargo

George Bush Intercontinental ranks as the 11th-largest gateway in the United States in terms of international air cargo moved. The facility moved 751 million pounds of cargo in 2005. [25]


For the second year in a row, Air Cargo World honored Bush Intercontinental Airport with the ACE Award for Excellence in the category of airports with less than 500,000 tons of air cargo annually. [26]


Because of the 4.2% annual growth rate in cargo over the last five years, the Houston Airport System decided to create the 125 million dollar, 550,000 sq ft (51,095 m2) George Bush Intercontinental CargoCenter, which opened in January of 2003. The new facility can handle up to 20 widebody aircraft at one time. The CargoCenter has its own separate Federal Inspection Facitilty (FIS) that houses Customs, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), United States Department of Agriculture, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is a bureau in the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ... “USDA” redirects here. ... Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is an operating unit of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). ...


The CargoCenter's next project, in accordance to increasing demand, called International Air CargoCenter II, will be an approximately 60,000 sq ft (18,288 m2) perishable cargo handling facility. It will be located in the IAH CargoCenter and offer direct ramp access for cargo airlines as well as importers and distributors of perishable goods.


Cargo Airlines

Aeromexpress is an all-cargo airline based in Mexico City, Mexico. ... AirBridge Cargo is a scheduled cargo airline and subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Airlines based in Moscow, Russia. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... Burlington Air Express (now called BAX Global) is an international shipping company that is headquartered in Irvine, California, and has other major offices in Australia, Singapore, London, The Netherlands, and Toledo, Ohio. ... Cargoitalia is a cargo airline based in Milan, Italy. ... Cargolux (Cargolux Airlines International) is a cargo airline based in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. ... Not to be confused with Air China, the national airline of Peoples Republic of China. ... A DHL Boeing 757. ... EVA Air (Chinese:長榮航空 Chángróng Hángkōng) is a Taiwanese airline based at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan, operating passenger and dedicated cargo services to international destinations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and North America. ... FedEx Express, based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, is the worlds largest cargo airline. ... Kitty Hawk could mean: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina USS Kitty Hawk The Command module of the Apollo 14 spacecraft. ... Korean Air (formerly Korean Air Lines) (KRXS: 003490) (Korean Air Daehan Hanggong) is the flag carrier airline of Korea, its global headquarters are located in Seoul, Korea. ... Lufthansa Cargo is a cargo airline based in Frankfurt, Germany. ... Menlo Worldwide is a global supply chain company which operates in approximately 80 countries worldwide. ... Polar Air Cargo is an American cargo airline based in Purchase, New York, USA. It operates scheduled all-cargo services to Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Americas. ... ZAO Polet Airlines (Russian: ЗАО «Авиакомпания «Полет») is an airline based in Voronezh, Russia. ... Boeing 777-200ER Saudi Arabian Airlines (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية العربية السعودية) is the national airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah. ... Servisair is an aircraft ground handling company, operating at 175 airports worldwide. ... Southern Air is an airline based in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA. It operates wet leasing of Boeing 747 cargo aircraft to international air cargo carriers and freight forwarders. ... United Parcel Service, Inc. ... Volga-Dnepr Airlines is an airline based in Ulyanovsk, Russia. ...

Accidents and incidents

The following involved flights departing or arriving at the airport:

Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Braniff International Airways Flight 352 was a Lockheed L-188A Electra, registration N9707C, operating as a scheduled domestic flight from Houston to Dallas, Texas, that broke up in mid air and crashed near Dawson, Texas after flying into a severe thunderstorm on May 3, 1968. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Continental Express Flight 2574 was a scheduled domestic passenger airline flight from Laredo International Airport in Laredo, Texas to Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. ...

References

  1. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for IAH (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2007-03-15
  2. ^ Great Circle Mapper: IAH / KIAH - Houston, Texas
  3. ^ >Facts and Figures. Houston Airport System. Retrieved on 2007-1-10.
  4. ^ Airports Council International (2007-01-15). 2006 North America Final Traffic Report:Total Passengers. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-08-30.
  5. ^ Airports Council International (2005). World Traffic Report 2005. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
  6. ^ Airports Council International (2007-01-15). The 2006 World Airport Traffic Report : Traffic Movements 2006 Final. Press release. Retrieved on 2007-08-30.
  7. ^ Bureau of Transportation Statistics (2006-04-27). 2005 Total Airline System Passenger Traffic Up 4.6 Percent From 2004. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
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  9. ^ Bureau of Transportation Statistics (2006-04-27). Ranking of Major Airport On-Time Arrival Performance Year-to-date through December 2005. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
  10. ^ Houston Airport System (2005-04-12). Houston Emerges As The Premier Gateway In The U.S. For Travelers To Mexico. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
  11. ^ http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/jobs-in-scotland/2007/10/18/are-crew-ready-to-take-off-86908-19969099/
  12. ^ http://www.houstonairportsystem.org/0/440486/0/1906/
  13. ^ http://www.citystarairlines.com/content/view/93/92/lang,en/
  14. ^ http://www.fly2houston.com/0/134411/0/1906D1934/
  15. ^ Flight Global - McTighe: Turning Arik Air into Nigeria’s largest carrier
  16. ^ [2]
  17. ^ [3]
  18. ^ [4]
  19. ^ Continental Airlines to Launch Twice-Daily Nonstop Flights to Heathrow From Both New York and Houston - Continental Airlines press release dated November 15, 2007
  20. ^ "Houston International Airport Bus Service," China Airlines
  21. ^ Ed Carpenter (2001-06-01). Portfolio:North Concourse Sculpture. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
  22. ^ Houston Arts Alliance (2001-06-01). George Bush Intercontinental Airport Renovation - Green. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
  23. ^ Houston Arts Alliance (2001-06-01). George Bush Intercontinental Airport Renovation - Hecker. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
  24. ^ Houston Airport System (2005-04-12). IAH Master Plan. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
  25. ^ George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH/KIAH), TX, USA. Airport Technology. Retrieved on 2006-12-31.
  26. ^ Air Cargo World Air Cargo Excellence Survey. Retrieved on 2006-12-30.
  27. ^ [5]

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