Houston Intercontinental IAH Airport Overview

Houston Intercontinental Airport IAH serves the country's fourth largest City of Houston and the Gulf Coast region in Southeast Texas. It is presently one of the top five airports in the world and continues to attract more air carriers and add more destination points. According to 'Trusted Traveler Network', Houston Intercontinental is one of the most international-friendly points of entry for foreign travelers.

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.
NOTE: Roadway impacts started  late July 2015 - resulting in closure of East-West traffic just beyond Terminal C (near Marriott Hotel). Only a  single path accesses Terminals A & B & Marriott Hotel.  An alternate path for Terminals C, D & E are available.

With five long runways and an annual passenger count of about 39.8 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. 

  -  Subscribers to Airlines' paperless boarding
now receive their boarding pass electronically on their mobile phone or PDA.
  -  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.
  -  TSA Pre-check is now available.  The TSA tel. number is 281-848-2957.
  - Self-service kiosks with Automated Passport Control (APC) technology are available to U.S. & Canadian citizens who arrive at IAH from international flights. 
ACCESS:  During new Terminal C North construction the North Terminal Road will be divided between eastern & western routes:  Eastern Route will access TC, TD & TE; western route will access T1, TB & the Marriott Hotel.

The on-Airport 'Airport Marriott Hotel' completed its remodeling work Jan. 2016. Located in the center of the Airport terminal complex - the airside of the terminals is linked to the hotel's dining & conference rooms. The hotel also provides free underground train service. Tel.: 281-443-2310 or 800-228-9290).

Houston Intercontinental Airport has five passenger terminals - TA though TE.

Present and Future Airport Developments include Terminal B overhaul, & a new International Terminal D:
    1. Current United's Terminal B Overhaul:
    (a) Phase 1: A 6,000 square-foot United Club will be added soon
    (b) Construction 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. The 'new Terminal C North' had its groundbreaking in May 2015. The 265,000 sq.foot facility, located between Terminals B & C, houses  11 boarding gates for all types of United Airline carriers. Upon its completion, the old North Concourse will be demolished - to be used  for reconstruction of the Mickey Leland International Terminal D.
    3. New Mickey Leland International Terminal with 15 gates - to eventually replace Terminal D - is to be completed in phases:  According to 'State of the Airport 2015' presentation issued March 2015, demolition work on the current Terminal D is scheduled to start 2017, with the new terminal to be operational by year-end 2021.
    Phase 1 construction:  build C Pier end & temporary jetbridges; & start on East C Pier extention & central processor;
    Phase 2 construction: renovate C Pier in gate-by-gate phases; construction to continue on East C Pier extension & central processor;
    Phase 3 construction: Phase 3A:temporary vertical circulation core for transit between new & existing facilities; Phase 3B: new C pier opens processor.
    Phases 4 , 5 & 6 will follow therafter, ending tentatively by 2021.

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IAH Delays: 15 mins or less.

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