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2013-07-31 08:25:59

More than 800 Movies and 300 TV Episodes Available for Rent or Purchase at Download Kiosks in Houston's Hobby and Bush Intercontinental Airports HOUSTON, Texas, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston-area movie- and television-lovers now have a quick and easy way to rent and buy their entertainment while traveling, as Digiboo (www.digiboo.com), a digital retail entertainment download service, launches at William P. Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental airports. Digiboo has...

2013-01-15 16:20:07

--New service makes Houston the first gateway for direct connection to China in Texas and in the South Central Region of the United States-- HOUSTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Zhihang Chi, Air China's Vice President and General Manager for North America, announced Air China's new nonstop service between Houston and Beijing, pending government approval, in a joint press conference with the Houston Airport System today. (Photo:...

2012-11-16 08:20:25

HOUSTON, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Effective immediately, passengers flying out of Houston have a new technology with real-time data on security checkpoint wait times at George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport. A new innovative tool on www.Fly2Houston.com captures Bluetooth signals and displays how long it actually takes travelers to clear the checkpoint. "We exist to connect people, businesses, cultures and economies of the world to Houston and this...

2012-10-03 14:20:24

HOUSTON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 19th Annual Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Economic Opportunity and Policy Forum serves as the ideal "flight plan" for minority-owned companies seeking business opportunities with airports throughout the United States. The "flight plan" includes leadership development workshops and policy discussions on urgent industry concerns. The Houston Airport System is partnering with the City of Houston Office of Business Opportunity to...

2012-07-20 06:20:23

HOUSTON, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Houston Airport System celebrates two important developments that are sure to put smiles on the faces of the millions of customers who fly in and out of William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) by putting customers' needs first and sprinkling in some Texas flavor. Effective immediately, Hobby's departure-level roadway/drop-off ramp is re-opened to vehicle traffic. In a ribbon cutting ceremony, airport executives celebrated the new and improved...

2012-06-26 14:20:13

HOUSTON, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Houston Airports celebrates the completion of a major improvement for customers at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) with the unveiling of a newly renovated baggage claim area. Hobby Airport now offers passengers more spacious baggage conveyors, upgraded lighting, new terrazzo flooring and larger restroom facilities. "We've made a commitment to the public to return our facilities to opening day fresh," said Mario Diaz, director of aviation for...

2012-04-09 14:20:11

HOUSTON, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a memorandum to Mayor Annise Parker, Houston Director of Aviation Mario Diaz recommends the City of Houston work with Southwest Airlines (Southwest) to expand the federal inspection services (FIS) facility at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to support scheduled commercial international service. "I have concluded given Southwest's existing and sizeable domestic network operation at Hobby, it would not be reasonable to require the airline to...

2012-01-23 10:45:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston Airport System, in partnership with United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), today broke ground on the first phase of a three-phase redevelopment project at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Phase one of the project, to be completed in 2013, will create a new Terminal B south concourse dedicated to regional jet operations. The $160 million south concourse project will replace the...

2011-10-26 21:42:00

HOUSTON, Oct 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is poised to begin a $6 million capital improvement project to its ticket-level entrance ramp that will impact thousands of customers who travel through Houston's second busiest airport. Departing passenger auto traffic will be routed through the second level of the parking garage where passengers who are being dropped off will step out of their vehicles to enter the terminal. "This project returns our main entrance...

2011-09-27 19:27:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas airport executives gathered in Houston to address common challenges, including the threat of less funding, airline mergers and a weak economy. Recent Federal Aviation Administration partial shutdowns created additional stress on airports' financial sustainability. Laws and regulations, both at the federal and state levels, can prevent Texas airports from operating efficiently and moving forward with economic development. "Airports...