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Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) serves the nation’s fourth largest city and provides the entire Gulf Coast region with first-class facilities and a wide range of aviation services. The airport serves more than 40 million passengers annually. According to "Trusted Traveler Network," IAH is one of the most international-friendly points of entry for foreign travelers, and it serves as United’s gateway to Latin America. In 2013, United opened its new $97 million, 225,000-sqaure-foot Terminal B South Concourse facility dedicated to regional flight operations at IAH and has begun design of the new Terminal B North Concourse.

Average daily flights

On average, United, together with United Express,® annually operates nearly 560 daily flights out of IAH:

  • United Mainline – 230
  • United Regional – 328

International service

On average, United anually serves more than 100 daily nonstop flights to 65 international destinations from IAH:

  • Six daily nonstop flights to five destinations in Europe
  • One daily nonstop flights to Tokyo
  • 85 daily nonstop flights to 51 destinations across Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 11 daily nonstop flights to five destinations in Canada
  • One nonstop flight five-times-weekly to Lagos, Nigeria

Domestic service

United operates nearly 450 daily flights to 112 airports across the United States from IAH, including frequent daily service to top business travel markets in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Enplaned passengers

  • Annual – 16.6 million
  • Average daily – 45,440


Approximate total in Houston area – more than 15,500

United ClubSM
Five United Clubs located in Terminals A, B, C and E

Select community partners

  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
  • Houston Ballet
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

Sports sponsorships

  • Houston Astros
  • Houston Rockets
  • Houston Texans

General airport amenities

More than 50 food and beverage establishments, newsstands and retailers; Wi-Fi throughout all terminals; automated teller
machines in each terminal; visitor information centers; currency exchange; electronics charging stations in all terminals.

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