Now departing Houston: Southwest opens new international terminal at HobbyNow departing Houston: Southwest opens new international terminal at Hobbyhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=108422015-10-19T05:00:00Z2015-10-19T19:00:00Z

​​​​HOUSTON - Southwest Airlines has officially opened its international terminal at Hobby Airport.

The five-gate terminal, which opened October 15, has been under construction since September 2013. Houston is now one of three municipalities in the U.S. with two international airports in its boundaries.

The $156 million project is the first of its kind for Southwest Airlines, which has big intentions on growing its presence in the Houston market.

The inaugural flight for the new international terminal will be to Cancun, Mexico. In addition, Southwest will fly regular flights to and from Aruba, Jamaica, Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Belize and other cities in Mexico.

Southwest Airlines will operate four out of the five gates, and the Houston Airport System will control the fifth gate. All five gates are capable of handling domestic and international passengers.

The new, 3,000-space parking garage next to the terminal will open partially around Thanksgiving. The second half of the garage will open in 2016.

Houston Business Journal
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land
Infrastructure & Transportation
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