Houston Hobby HOU Airport Overview

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 (the other being Houston Intercontinental, which handles international flights), and 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.

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.

  1. Major reconstruction of Broadway Street - the central roadway leading to HOU from I-4 - started early June 2014 - for current status call 3-1-1.  Passengers may want to park in the Ecopark 2 lot (off Airport Blvd., east of the main entry), as this area is unaffected by construction & lane closures.
2. It is suggested that you arrive at the Airport 1.5 - 2 hours prior to scheduled departure. 

Future Airport Developments:  
1. For Southwest's upcoming international service to the Caribbean & South America at HOU, a new  west concourse (housing five gates for international operations by narrow-bodied aircraft will be added - four gates of which will be used by Southwest . The concourse will have a corridor in the secured area for easy transfer to other gates. The ongoing work, which necessitated closure of some roadways & lanes, will also include a multi-level parking garage (at northwest end of existing garage). Completion &  the first international flight are scheduled for late 2015.

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