Roger that! Houston airports' record-breaking yearRoger that! Houston airports' record-breaking yearhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=17982015-02-06T14:40:00Z2015-02-06T05:45:00Z

HOUSTON - George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) both broke records for numbers of passengers in 2014, the Houston Airport System announced.

IAH saw record highs for international travelers and combined passenger totals for the airport's 46-year history.

Meanwhile, Hobby's total passenger traffic in 2014 reached an all-time high for the fifth consecutive year. Combined, the airports saw a 4.5 percent increase from 2013 and an all-time high.

The Federal Aviation Administration ranked IAH the eighth-busiest airport in the U.S., with nearly 509,000 flight operations in 2014. That includes commercial airline flights, general aviation flights, military flights and air taxi operations.

IAH, which offers flights to more than 70 international destinations and more Mexican destinations than any other U.S. airports, added six new international carriers in 2014, with four more scheduled to begin operations in 2015.

Meanwhile, Southwest Airlines Co. will begin flights to Latin American destinations after Hobby's new five-gate international terminal opens. The $156 million project, a partnership between Southwest and the Houston Airport System, is expected to open later this year.

IAH also plans to build a new international terminal, replacing its existing Terminal D.

Houston Airport System Statistics 2014
  George Bush IAH William P. Hobby
2014 2013 2014 2013
Domestic Passengers  
     Deplaned 15,752,398 15,438,007 5,948,290 5,518,391
     Enplaned 15,686,331 15,375,192 5,997,534 5,591,058
International Passengers  
     Deplaned 4,915,892 4,499,817 0 0
     Enplaned 4,896,394 4,486,398 0 0
Freight (metric tons)  
     Deplaned 209,772.8 188,981.8 6,199.8 6,228.4
     Enplaned 223,660.5 212,789.9 6,505 6,686

The full 2014 report is available here! Department of Aviation Monthly Statistical Summary Report

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