Houston Intercontinental (IAH) Airport
Houston Intercontinental IAH Airport Overview
IAH Airport is about 23 miles north of downtown Houston - accessible from Interstate Hwy 45, Hwy. 59, Hardy and Sam Houston (Beltway 8) Toll Roads.
With five long runways and an annual passenger count of about 40 million, Houston Intercontinental Airport is hub to United Airlines, and is served by a multitude of major airlines offering direct and connecting flights to countless destinations in the U.S. and around the world.
(a) Subscribers to Airlines' paperless boarding now receive their boarding pass electronically on their mobile phone or PDA.
(b) Global Entry: The automated self-service kiosk is intended for frequent travelers, enrolled in the Global Entry system, to bypass passport control, customs & Immigration when returning to the U.S., by simply activating their data at this kiosk (note that the Global Entry program is now extended to Mexican citizens). NOTE that a Satellite Enrollment Center for the Global Entry program is now available on the mezzanine level of the City Hall Vistor's Center in Houston. For moe information visit globalentry.gov.
(c) TSA Pre-check is now available. The TSA tel. number is 281-848-2957.
The on-Airport 'Airport Marriott Hotel' is located in the center of the Airport terminal complex (tel. 281-443-2310 or 800-228-9290), linking the airside of the terminals to the hotel's dining & conference rooms. The hotel also provides free underground train service.
Houston Intercontinental Airport has five passenger terminals - TA though TE.
Future Airport Developments:
1. United's Terminal B Overhaul: Started in early 2012, and phase 1 completed April 2013 (adding a new Concourse), phases 2 & 3 involve the overhaul of the Central Terminal B lobby, baggage claim areas, new international-capable North Concourse for mainline & regional jets; new Federal Inspection Services facility & infrastructure improvements - tentatively scheduled for completion in 2019.
2. Landside roadways are being repaired until June 2015.
IAH AIRPORT & FLIGHT STATUS
IAH Delays: 15 mins or less.