George Bush Intercontinental Airport

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport, (IATA: IAHICAO: KIAHFAA LID: IAH)[2] is a Class B international airport in Houston (Texas, USA), serving the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. Located 20 miles (32 km)[3][4] north of Downtown Houston between Interstate 45 and U.S. Highway 59, the airport is Texas's second-largest air facility—after Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport—covering an area of 10,000 acres (40 km²). George Bush Intercontinal Airport has scheduled flights to domestic and international destinations. The airport is named after George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.[5]

George Bush Intercontinental Airport served 40,007,354 passengers[1] in 2009 making the airport the eighth busiest for total passengers in North America. In 2006, the airport was named the fastest growing of the top ten airports in the United States by the United States Department of Transportation. Houston is home to the headquarters of Continental Airlines, and Bush Intercontinental is Continental's largest hub with an average of 700 daily departures.[6] Following Continental's merger with United Airlines, the airport will be the largest hub for United.


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