Houston Intercontinental (IAH) Airport
Houston Intercontinental IAH Airport Overview
Houston Intercontinental Airport IAH serves the country's fourth largest City of Houston & 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.
With five long runways and an annual estimated 40 million passengers, Houston Intercontinental Airport is now hub to the world's largest airline, United Airlines (which recently merged with Continental 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.
NOTE: (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.
The passsenger terminal complex at Houston Intercontinental Airport consists of five passenger terminals - TA, TB, TC, TD, & TE.
Future Airport Developments: 1. The 3-phase $1B redevelopment project of United's Terminal B's overhaul began in January 2012 with its groundbreaking for phase 1 involving the construction of a new Terminal B South Concourse for regional jet operations -replacing existing south side flight stations and increasing its size by four. While Phase 1 has been completed in April 2013, 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 between December 2013 and June 2015.
Houston Intercontinental IAH Airport Update History
- IAH Airports - Oct 25, 2013
- IAH Airport Intro - Oct 9, 2013
- IAH Buses & Trains - Oct 1, 2013
- IAH Rental Cars - Sep 27, 2013
- IAH Persons With Disabilities - Aug 22, 2013
- IAH Official Website Links - Aug 22, 2013
- IAH Main Terminals - Aug 22, 2013
- IAH Mail Center - Aug 22, 2013
- IAH Lost Found - Aug 22, 2013
- IAH Guest Services - Aug 22, 2013
- IAH Currency Exchange - Aug 22, 2013
- IAH Chapel - Aug 22, 2013
- IAH Carts Skycap - Aug 22, 2013
- IAH Business Services - Aug 22, 2013
- IAH Banking ATM - Aug 22, 2013
- IAH Taxis & Limos - Jul 19, 2013
- IAH Terminal Map - Jul 8, 2013
- IAH Parking On site - Jun 23, 2013
IAH AIRPORT & FLIGHT STATUS
IAH Delays: 15 mins or less.