11/15/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/15/2021 14:53
HOUSTON (Nov. 17, 2021) - Houston Airports will welcome over 1.9 million passengers to George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU) airports during the busiest holiday travel season of the year - the 13-day Thanksgiving travel period. The number represents a 159% increase from the same period in 2020 and a -15% difference from pre COVID-19 pandemic levels in 2019.
Hobby Airport will serve over half a million travelers starting the Thursday before Thanksgiving to the Tuesday after the holiday. Bush Airport is expected to serve approximately 1.4 million passengers during the same time. Houston Airports is asking passengers to plan ahead and prepare for the holiday travel rush, especially at IAH, as a major improvement is coming to the big airport.
Construction has begunat Bush Airport's Terminal E to make way for the new International Terminal, including the demolition of the Terminal D/E garage. There are roadway construction projects that will impact traffic congestion, mainly during peak travel times. As we work to minimize the impact on the traveling public, we ask passengers and their families to follow these important recommendations to ease traffic delays and enhance the passenger airport experience:
Arriving at the airport
Come Early and Relax a Little
Houston Airports has plenty of amenities to help enhance the passenger experience before a flight. Harmony in the Air is a live performing arts program featuring some of Houston's best musical talent. Concessions are open, and passengers can enjoy shops and restaurants featuring local favorites and exciting brands. In addition, both Bush and Hobby airports have play areas for children to unwind while they wait for the flight.
About FlySafe Houston
FlySafe Houston is a safety program launched in June 2020 and includes new and enhanced safety measures at all terminals such facial comparison technology at select departing and immigration entry points, deep cleanings, safety shields, installment of additional hand sanitizer stations, increased frequency of air-filter replacements and digital menus and payment options.
Houston Airports continues to perform enhanced cleanings at all high touch point areas at Bush and Hobby airports
Passengers can also get airport updates by following the Houston Airports Twitter accounts @IAH and @HobbyAirport or Facebook profiles @BushAirport and @HobbyHou