Anchored by Director Mario Diaz, Houston Airports was well-represented when Mayor Sylvester Turner led a City delegation on a recent “Houston Week” marketing campaign in Mexico. Today, 74 portable works of art are now being enjoyed every day by hundreds of thousands of visitors at George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby airports. Houston Airports said “thank you” to each of its Volunteer Ambassadors during National Volunteer Week that was observed April 17-23. These and other stories are included in this month’s issue of Connections!
Houston Airports was well-represented at the return of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with a float, art exhibitions at Bush and Hobby Airports, and employees dressed for the occasion in their best western gear. During the month of April, Houston Airports joins the world in promoting Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD, Awareness. Houston Airports made a vast improvement in its badging offices, replacing the paper-based, manually intensive badging system with a contemporary, highly efficient commercial application. Houston Airport Interfaith Chapels are open to all and also stress community involvement through healthy interaction and fundraising. These and other stories are included in this issue of Connections!
Houston Airports is the recipient of the 2021 Energy Management Top Performer Award thanks to its concerted efforts to reduce energy consumption and achieve social, environmental and economic sustainability. February was Black History Month and the airport system recognized the tremendous contributions of African Americans in a variety of ways. Outstanding custodial professionals are often the “unsung heroes” of Houston Airports and deserve recognition for exemplary service, often far beyond their job descriptions. These and other stories are included in this issue of Connections!
The City of Houston now boasts the only 5-Star rated airport throughout the state of Texas and North America after William P. Hobby Airport achieved 5-Star Airport status in the latest annual Skytrax World Airport Star Ratings. The IAH Terminal Redevelopment Program, ITRP, continues to cross new and important construction milestones, the latest being the closure of the Terminal E Arrivals Curbside on Jan. 12. Houston Airports also continued to demonstrate its commitment to combatting human trafficking. That and much more in this edition of Connections!
Houston Airports, along with the domestic airlines at Bush and Hobby Airports, celebrated passengers with useful gifts during Customer Appreciation Week Dec 12-18. Houston Airports also spread holiday cheer to passengers and visitors through free gift wrapping, performances by a visiting youth choir, Harmony in the Air, photo filters and more. Despite the challenges of Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant, the airport system experienced robust passenger traffic over the winter holidays. At Houston Spaceport, anchor tenant Intuitive Machines broke ground for its new $40 million lunar production and operations center. The IAH Terminal Development Program, ITRP, continues to be on track and within budget and will provide tremendous 5-star benefits to the traveling public and the City of Houston.
Houston Aviation Director Mario Diaz addressed a sold out crowd hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership to give the annual State of the Airports address. Houston Airports celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a focus on employees. 'Gateway to the World' unveiled at Hobby Airport in support of Houston's 2026 FIFA World Cup bid. That and much more in this edition of Connections.
Houston Airports has made its largest one-time art acquisition that will be installed at Houston’s award-winning, four-star airports. Houston Airports will once again offer the Edge4Vets job preparation workshop and the ITRP is on time and on budget. That and much more in this edition of the Connections e- newsletter.
A travel rebound is well underway at Houston Airports. Houston Airports is using robotic technology to provide a clean airport environment. Construction at Bush Airport advances as the terminal modernization program moves forward. This and much more in the July 2021 Connections e-newsletter.
Houston Spaceport is quickly becoming a focal point for aerospace innovation attracting aerospace companies that will further support the commercial aerospace industry and there are many new developments now underway. George Bush Intercontinental Airport recently marked an important milestone. As construction continues on the IAH Terminal Redevelopment Program, the team recently learned that they surpassed more than 2 million manhours without a reportable incident since its inception in 2015. That and more in the June Connections e-newsletter.
Houston Spaceport is expanding. Collins Aerospace announced plans to build a new eight-acre campus at Houston Spaceport. Sun Country Airlines will offer seasonal service to exciting destinations Hobby Airport now has smart restrooms. That and much more in the May 2021 Connections e-newsletter.
After a 16-year absence, Southwest Airlines relaunched service at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Learn more about the important causes behind the roadway monuments at the airports. In an effort to offer better services and facilities to passengers, construction is underway at the airports . Read about it and more in the April Connections e-newsletter.
North American winter storm Uri’s wrath crippled much of the country, but Houston Airports responded in typical five-star fashion! Enhancing the airport experience is a top priority at Houston Airports. Houston Airports has a nationally acclaimed and one of the largest public art collections in Texas! Read about this and more in the March 2021 Connections e-newsletter.
It's a new year and there is a lot of new happenings at Houston Airports! Houston Spaceport is now home to the world's first commercial space station builder. Passengers will find a new customer care enhancement as a robot will welcome passengers in the Terminal C parking garage at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Read about it now in the January 2021 Connections e-newsletter.
Houston Airports gives you the scoop so you can know before you go. Changes are coming to parking at Bush Airport. New federal mandates are in place for travelers. This and more in the February 2021 Connections e-newsletter.
This year will be one for the record books. In 2020, the world took a pause. It was a year of loss but also of resilience in the face of adversity. Houston Airports faced a crisis like no other time in recent history and was able to meet the challenges and overcome.
Southwest Airlines has chosen Houston as a market for expansion. Houston Airports now offers facial comparison technology for both inbound and outbound flights. The busy holiday travel season is around the corner, Houston Airports offers tips to travelers to make their airport experience great. This and much more in the November 2020 Connections e-newsletter.
The international terminal at Hobby Airport is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary in service. Travel in Houston continues to rebound with the relaunch of service from All Nippon Airways. Houston Aviation Director Mario Delivers an enthralling State of the Airports address. This and much more in the October 2020 Connections e-newsletter.
More than a dozen air carriers have have restarted International service to Houston following the unprecedented COVID-19 travel decline. A Texas resident is spreading cheer at Houston Airports and Houston Aviation Director is gearing up for State of the Airports 2020. Read about this and more in the September 2020 Connections e-Newsletter.
Houston Airports Airports honors 30-year anniversary of George H.W. Bush's anti-discrimination legacy by forming new team focused on accessibility and inclusion. The airport system is also using social media to better connect with its customers. NASA astronauts return to Earth, fly to Ellington Airport to reunite with family. This and much more in the August 2020 Connections e-newsletter.
Houston Airports is now accepting art submissions for a $3m investment made b possible by the City's Civic Art Program. Hobby Airport recently opened a children's play area and additional private mother's nursing rooms. That and much more including updates on the IAH Terminal Redevelopment Program in this edition of the Connections e-newsletter.