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George Bush Intercontinental Airport

George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, is that state's second largest air facility, after Dallas' international airport.

George Bush Intercontinental, named after George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States and father of the current President George W. Bush, is the hub of Continental Airlines, and, because of its closeness to their hubs in Dallas, both American Airlines and Southwest Airlines also keep a large presence there. This airport has a long list of Texas, domestic, and international cities among the places that are served non stop from this airport.

Houston Intercontinental Airport, as it was originally known, was opened in 1969. The airport was renamed George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston in 1997 and retains its IATA three letter designator, IAH.

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  • More than 10,000 acres
  • Nonstop service to 152 cities around the world
  • 35 million passengers served in 2001
  • 9th busiest airport in the U.S. for total passengers
  • 9th largest international passenger gateway in the nation
  • Four passenger terminals
  • 23 scheduled passenger airlines
  • 10 scheduled all-cargo airlines

George Bush Intercontinental Airport has five terminals.

Terminal A

Terminal B

Terminal C

International Terminal D (Mickey Leland International Airlines Building)

International Terminal E

Cargo airlines

In the past, this airport was also served by Royal Jordanian and South African Airways.

Emirates, Air India, and Pakistan International Airlines are considering flying into IAH.

Continental Airlines is planning to expand U.S. and international services with the new International Terminal E.

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