Houston airport system is the fourth largest airport system in the
United States and the sixth largest in the world, according to the
Airports Council International. George Bush Intercontinental Airport/
Houston on the north side, and William P. Hobby Airport on the south
side, and Ellington Field near Johnson Space Center comprise on of the
most accessible airport sin the world.
The George Bush
Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is located 22 miles north of downtown
Houston and is the 15th busiest airport in the nation for total
passengers. The airport has four terminals, 19000 parking spaces in
around the airport and serves more than 28 million passengers annually.
William P. Hobby
William P. Hobby
Airport is just 15 minutes south of downtown and serves more than 8
million passengers annually. With it’s four runways, Hobby Airport is
the 43rd busiest airport in the United States for total passengers.
(EFD) is a joint use civil/military airport. Acquired by the City of
Houston in 1984, Ellington now supports the operations of the United
States military, NASA, Continental Express, United Parcel Service and
general aviation. The airport is home to the largest flying club in
Texas and is the site of the annual Wings Over Houston Airshow.
Ellington Field is located approximately 15 miles south of downtown
Houston, near I-45/Gulf Freeway, the major highway heading from the City
to NASA and Galveston Island.
The airport is operated and maintained by the Houston Airport System.
The Houston Airport System functions as an enterprise fund of the City
of Houston and does not burden the local tax base for airport
operations, maintenance or capital improvements.
Houston offers excellent general
aviation facilities for corporate aircraft. In addition to IAH, Hobby
and Ellington Field, the Houston CMSA has seven reliever airports to
serve corporate aviation. These fields include Brazoria County, Clover
Field, D.W. Hooks, La Porte Municipal, Montgomery County, Sugar Land
Municipal and West Houston- Lakeside. Ten additional public use general
aviation airports and more than 60 private helipads are located in the