George Bush Intercontinental Airport

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport

 

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IAH Terminal B. Image credit: Wikipedia Commons  

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA code: IAH) is also known by its previous name, Houston Intercontinental, and is an international airport in Houston, Texas, United States. From the airport, a number of airlines provide scheduled flights to a large number of domestic and international destinations.

Houston Intercontinental is owned by the City of Houston and is the second largest passenger hub for american airline, United Airlines. IAH is a hub for Atlas Air, a private charter and cargo carrier, which has a crew and maintenance base at the airport. IAH is also a focus city for Spirit Airlines.

Location

 

The airport is located 23 miles (37 km) north of Downtown Houston, between Interstate 45 and Interstate 69/U.S. Highway 59. From the airport, there is direct access to the Hardy Toll Road expressway.

Facilities

 

Facilities Include:

 

Eating/drinking: Food concessions can be found throughout the airport. Options range from full service restaurants to take-away outlets and vending machines. Water refill stations are also available.

Duty Free Shopping: Duty Free is available in all Terminals except Terminal C. There are retail stores as well as automated kiosks, selling newspapers, essential travle items and snacks/drinks.

Family Service: Baby Care (changing) Facilities available at most restrooms. Nursing Rooms (designated rooms with comfortable seating and baby cribs) can be found in terminal B and D. Lactation Rooms (providing a private place to breastfeed) can be found in Terminal A and C.

Mobile charging: Free power stations can be found in all terminals.

Relaxation: showers are available in the Centurion Lounge and an Xpress Spa (Terminal A) offers short (30 min max) spa services.

Money: ATMs and cash machines can be found throughout the terminal buildings. There are also currency exchange services in each terminal.

Prayer: There is are two interfaith chapels, located in Terminal C and D.

TSA PreCheck: TSA PreCheck is an expedited security screening program connecting travelers departing from the United States. The service is available at George Bush.

CLEAR: CLEAR security screening is available.

There are three entrances into IAH's terminal areas.

 

Lounges Include:

Air France Lounge: Located in Terminal D, Airside

Centurion Lounge: Located in Terminal D, Airside

KLM Crown Lounge: Located in Terminal D, Airside

United Club: Multiple Locations, with one in each terminal (A-E).

USO Lounge: A free lounge for active members of the US military and their families. Located in Terminal D, Airside.

Runways

 

The airport has five runways: 15L/33R, 15R/33L, 09/27, 08R/26L, 08L/26R

Terminals

 

The airport has five terminals, with 130 gates. The distance between Terminal A and Terminal D is 1.5-miles (2.4 km).

Terminal A

Terminal A serves all direct domestic and Canadian operations, as well as a number of United Express domestic and international operations. Terminal A has a total of 20 gates, with 10 gates in the North Concourse and 10 gates in the South Concourse.

Terminal B

Terminal B has 30 gates. As of 2017, United Express is the only airline operating from Terminal B. United Express operates both domestic and international departures.

Terminal C

Terminal C is also known as the Lewis W. Cutrer Terminal and serves as United Airlines' main base of domestic operations at the airport. The recently renovated terminal is home to 14 gates, a modern United Club, and numerous passenger amenities.

Terminal D

Terminal D is also known as the as Mickey Leland Terminal and serves all non-United international operations, as well as some United Express international arrivals. Terminal D is a common use facility, meaning airlines share gates, ticket counters, and terminal equipment. The terminal has 12 gates and several international lounges, including two British Airways Galleries Lounges (First and Club), a KLM Crown Lounge, an Air France Salon Lounge, and an Executive Lounge available for use by eligible Singapore, Emirates, Qatar, and Lufthansa passengers.

Terminal E

Terminal E is United Airlines' main terminal for international operations. It is the airport's latest terminal, with a total of 30 gates. United operates a large, three-floor lounge, United Club, between Gates E11 and E12.

 

Travelling between terminals:

There are two people movers that can be used to move between terminals at the airport. The Skyway provides Airside connections between all five terminals and the International Arrivals Building.

The Subway also provides Landside connections between the five terminals, and the nearby airport hotel.

Airlines that fly to George Bush Intercontinental Airport

 

United Airlines:

 

Airline Destinations
United Airlines Amsterdam, Aruba, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Belize City, Bogotá, Bonaire, Boston, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Calgary, Cancún, Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Cleveland, Cozumel, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Edmonton, El Paso, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Frankfurt, Grand Cayman, Guadalajara, Guatemala City, Havana, Honolulu, Jacksonville (FL), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Liberia (CR), Lima, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Managua, McAllen, Memphis, Mérida, Mexico City, Miami, Midland/Odessa, Montego Bay, Munich, Nashville, New Orleans, New York–LaGuardia, Newark, Oklahoma City, Orange County (CA), Orlando, Panama City, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Port of Spain, Portland (OR), Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Quito, Raleigh/Durham, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Roatán, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), San José de Costa Rica, San José del Cabo, San Juan, San Pedro Sula, San Salvador, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo–Guarulhos, Seattle/Tacoma, St. Louis, Sydney, Tampa, Tegucigalpa, Tokyo–Narita, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Washington–Dulles, Washington–National, West Palm Beach
United Express Acapulco, Aguascalientes, Akron/Canton, Albuquerque, Alexandria, Amarillo, Atlanta, Austin, Baton Rouge, Birmingham (AL), Boise, Brownsville, Charleston (SC), Charlotte, Chihuahua, Cincinnati, Cleveland, College Station, Colorado Springs, Columbia (SC), Columbus–Glenn, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Fort Worth, Dayton, Des Moines, Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Detroit, El Paso, Fayetteville/Bentonville, Grand Rapids, Greensboro, Greenville/Spartanburg, Guadalajara, Gulfport/Biloxi, Harlingen, Hartford, Havana, Hobbs, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Jackson (MS), Jacksonville (FL), Kansas City, Killeen/Fort Hood, Knoxville, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Laredo, León/Del Bajío, Lexington, Little Rock, Louisville, Lubbock, Manzanillo, McAllen, Memphis, Midland/Odessa, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mobile, Monroe, Monterrey, Morelia, Nashville, New Orleans, New York–LaGuardia, Norfolk, Oaxaca, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Ontario, Panama City (FL), Pensacola, Pittsburgh, Puebla, Querétaro, Raleigh/Durham, Reno/Tahoe, Richmond, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Luis Potosí, Savannah, Shreveport, Springfield (MO), St. Louis, Tampico, Toronto–Pearson, Tucson, Tulsa, Veracruz, Washington–Dulles, Washington–National, Wichita

 

Other Airlines:

 

Airline Destinations
Aeroméxico Seasonal: Mexico City
Aeroméxico Connect Mexico City
Air Canada Toronto–Pearson
Air Canada Express Calgary, Montréal–Trudeau
Air China Beijing–Capital, Panama City
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air New Zealand Auckland
Alaska Airlines Seattle/Tacoma
All Nippon Airways Tokyo–Narita
American Airlines Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
American Eagle Chicago–O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Avianca El Salvador San Salvador
Bahamasair Nassau
Boutique Air Victoria (TX)
British Airways London–Heathrow
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia, Salt Lake City
Seasonal: Detroit
Delta Connection Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York–LaGuardia, Salt Lake City
Emirates Dubai–International
Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa, Lomé
EVA Air Dubai–International
Frontier Airlines Denver, Las Vegas, Orlando
Seasonal: Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham
Interjet Mexico City, Monterrey
JetBlue Boston, New York–JFK
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Qatar Airways Doha
Singapore Airlines Manchester (UK), Singapore
Spirit Airlines Atlanta, Baltimore, Cancún, Chicago–O'Hare, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Guatemala City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Newark, Orlando, San Diego, San Pedro Sula, San Salvador, Tampa
Seasonal: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Myrtle Beach, Oakland, San José del Cabo, Seattle/Tacoma
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
VivaAerobus Monterrey
Seasonal: Guadalajara
Volaris Guadalajara
WestJet Calgary

Top Destinations

 

Busiest Domestic Routes

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Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Los Angeles, California 854,410 American, Spirit, United
2 Denver, Colorado 717,210 Frontier, Spirit, United
3 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 701,340 American, Spirit, United
4 Newark, New Jersey 588,540 Spirit, United
5 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 579,010 American, United

 

Busiest International Routes

2018

 

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Mexico City, Mexico 745,727 Aeroméxico, Interjet, United Airlines
2 Cancún, Mexico 672,252 Spirit Airlines, United Airlines
3 London–Heathrow, United Kingdom 465,458 British Airways, United Airlines
4 Frankfurt, Germany 447,927 Lufthansa, United Airlines
5 Calgary, Canada 419,339 Air Canada, United Airlines, WestJet

How to get to George Bush Intercontinental Airport

 

By Bus

IAH is served by the Houston METRO public bus 102. The bus runs between the south side of Terminal C, on the baggage claim level, to/from the downtown Metro station.

By Taxi

The airport's Ground Transportation staff, which can be found on the ground floor outside of each terminal, will help hail a cab. You will be charged a flat rate if travelling within city limits.

By Shared Ride

SuperShuttle is a shared ride service provider, authorised to operate to/from IAH by the aiport authority. The service operates a door-to-door shared ride, or exclusive ride service, between the airport and popular destinations in the Houston metropolitan area. Rides can be pre-booked online, or arranged upon arrival at the airport.