Houston William P. Hobby Airport HOU
serves the City of Houston in South Texas, and is Houston's secondary commercial aviation facility, handling the area's domestic flights - while recently also adding international flights. HOU is owned and operated by the City of Houston. Due to its convenient location, Hobby Airport is also accessible to a large portion of the population of the Houston-Clear Lake-Galveston area. I
In May 2016, the Airport achieved a quality 4-star rating from Skytrax (one of only 3 US airports)
It is suggested that passengers arrive at the Airport 1.5 - 2 hours prior to scheduled departure.
HOU Airport is located about seven miles from the business district of the City of Houston, Texas, and is situated on Telephone Road 35, between Sam Houston Tollway and I-610 which intersects with Interstate 45 bordering the airport and integrates into the road network serving the Gulf Coast's industrial complex.
With four runways and a a yearly estimate of 10 million passengers, William P. Hobby Airport is largest hub airport for Southwest Airlines, and it is served by a a number of major, regional and low-cost airlines offering direct flights with connections around the world.
Houston Hobby has one passenger terminal with domestic & international concourses.
The Airport offers mobile Passport Control (MPC) for US & Canadian visitor.
Present and future Airport Developments:
The current three CT scanners for baggage inspection are being or have already been replaced by upgraded scanners, and a fourth one added.