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Facts about the George Bush Intercontinental Airport

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Facts about the George Bush Intercontinental Airport

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is an international airport located in Houston Texas, serving the Greater Houston metropolitan area which is the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States. It was originally called International Airport Houston. In 1997, it was renamed George Bush airport after George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. The airport has both scheduled domestic and international flights. In 2014, it has more than 41 million passengers travelled including nearly 10 million international passengers. George Bush Intercontinental Airport serves as the largest hub for United Airlines with more than 650 daily departures.

The airport has more than 25,000 parking spaces available, so if you plan to drive yourself to the airport, certainly it’s easy for you to find a spot for your vehicle. Look for terminal and valet parking is offering a special economy lot. The economy lot is offering cheaper parking rates and a free shuttle, which will take you to the airport. Or if you have someone to pick you up, there’s a specific cell phone lot wherein your ride can wait to get your luggage.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport has a total of five terminals. The following are:

  • Terminal A – Serves all non-United domestic and Canada flights, in addition to some United Express flights.
  • Terminal B – Handles most United Express domestic flights and international departure.
  • Terminal C – Serving as United Airlines’ main base of domestic operations, also to some United Express domestic flights and international departures.
  • Terminal D – Houses all non-United international operations excluding United Express international arrivals.
  • Terminal E – Newest terminal and handles all United international flights and some domestic operations.

To airport passengers, you can avail the amenities such as free Wi-Fi Internet Service, more than 50 food and beverage establishments, specialty and gift retailers, scheduled and on call ground transportation, currency exchange booth, and ATMs.

Houston Intercontinental Airport, as it was formerly known, served 40,187,442 passengers in 2011 making the airport the 10th busiest airport in the United States and is 3rd in the country for non-stop domestic and international service. It provides service to Mexico with 30 destinations making it the nation’s busiest airport, too.

When you have a flight from George Intercontinental Airport, get to the airport early to make your flight and get rid of traffic and long, dreaded security checks. Airlines recommend you to arrive at least two hours early for domestic flights and three hours before for international flights.

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