Airport Fact Sheets

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport

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 will complete construction of a new Terminal C North concourse in early 2017.

Average daily flights

On average, United, together with United Express,® annually operates 495 daily flights out of IAH:

  • United Mainline – 218
  • United Regional – 278

International service

On average, United annually serves 97 daily nonstop flights to 62 international destinations from IAH:

  • 35 weekly nonstop flights to five destinations in Europe
  • One daily nonstop flight to Tokyo
  • 574 weekly nonstop flights to 51 destinations across Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 56 weekly nonstop flights to five destinations in Canada

Domestic service

United operates 398 daily flights to approximately 115 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 – 15.8 million
  • Average daily – 43,300


Approximate total in Houston area – 14,400

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 Texans

General airport amenities

A wide variety of 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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