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Air Transportation (Flights To/From Houston)

Houston is served by two commercial international airports and several general aviation airports. Let’s take a look at flights to/from Houston, TX USA.

Commercial International Airports

Houston currently has two international airports; Houston-Hobby (HOU) and Houston-George Bush Intercontinental (IAH). At one point there were actually three airports, the third Houston-Ellington Field (EFD) is no longer a commercial facility. It is used by the President of the U.S. as well as other non-commercial air traffic visiting Houston.


Houston-Hobby International Airport (HOU)

Located about 21 miles south of the city, the main airline here is Southwest Airlines (WN). The other airlines are American Airlines (AA) and Delta Air Lines (DL). The airport is now an international airport as Southwest has flights to the Caribbean and Mexico.

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The airport is named after William P. Hobby, a former Governor of the state of Texas.


Airport Lounges

There are no airport lounges at Hobby Airport.


From The Airport To The City

Once you arrive, you can take the Metro bus (#88) to downtown Houston, a shared ride (Lyft or Uber) or a taxi, from just outside the Terminal. You should follow the signs to the bus stop.



Houston-George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) Airport


Delta Air Lines Airbus A220 in IAH

Delta Air Lines Airbus A220 in IAH


Airlines Serving Intercontinental Airport

Located about 21 miles north of the city, the main airline here is United Airlines (UA). The other airlines are Aeromexico (AM), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air France (AF), Air New Zealand (NZ), Alaska Airlines (AS), All Nippon Airlines (NH), American Airlines (AA), Avianca (AV), Boutique Air (4B), British Airways (BA), Delta Air Lines (DL), EVA Airways (BR), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Frontier Airlines (F9), InterJet (4O), JetBlue Airways (B6), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Qatar Airways (QR), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Spirit Airlines (NK), Turkish Airlines (TK), United Airlines (UA), VivaAerobus (VB), Volaris (Y4) and WestJet (WS).

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Airport Lounges

I’m  big fan of using Airport Lounges and Intercontinental does not disappoint as it has a wide array of lounges. Let’s take a look.

Terminal A

American Airlines Admiral’s Club (oneWorld) and United Club (Star Alliance).


Terminal B

United Club (Star Alliance).


Terminal C

United Club (Star Alliance).


Terminal D

Air France (SkyTeam), American Express Centurion, British Airways-Terraces (OneWorld), Executive Lounge (Emirates, Lufthansa and Qatar), KLM Crown Lounge (SkyTeam) and USO.


Terminal E

United Polaris Club (United Airlines and Star Alliance Business Class customers) and United Club (Star Alliance).


Additional Intercontinental Lounge Information.

Note that some Lounges require a confirmed ticket and/or only are departure lounges.


From The Airport To The City

Once you arrive, you can take the Metro bus (#102) from Terminal C Baggage Claim to downtown Houston.

Shared ride (Lyft or Uber) or a taxi are available from all terminals.


From Intercontinental, you can travel to the following parts of the world on nonstop flights:






Japan, People’s Republic of China and Taipei


Australia/New Zealand


New Zealand



Cayman Islands, Jamaica


Central America

Nicaragua, Panama



France, Germany, The Netherlands, Turkey and the United Kingdom


Middle East

Qatar, Turkey and The United Arab Emirates.


North America

Canada and Mexico


South America

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.



General Aviation Airports

There are currently 14 general aviation airports in what is termed the Huston-Galveston area. Here is a list of these airports. It is necessary to contact these airports first before you arrange with your pilots to use them or use them yourselves.

Bay City Municipal (BYY)




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