Most Houstonians know George Bush Intercontinental Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country and a major key driver of economic activity for Houston and the Lake Houston Area, yet it continues to experience phenomenal success and growth seeing even more passengers in 2015 than it did in 2014.
Thanks to a significant increase in both international and domestic travelers in 2015 Bush IAH had another record-setting year for passenger traffic with nearly 43 million total passengers.
This growth has occurred even as heavy construction at the airport was underway that when complete will create the expanded capacity required to accommodate for the increase of the flow of aircraft, passengers and cargo to continue in coming years.
United Airlines, one of Houston’s largest employers with more than 10,000 workers, broke ground in 2015 on a $244 million Terminal C North concourse expansion (expected to be complete in early 2017) that will add 265,000 sf, including 20 new dining and retail options along with 11 boarding gates.
Additional Bush IAH construction which began in 2015 also included the demolishing and rebuilding of international Terminal D, a new Terminal C North concourse, a new long-term parking lot and the recently completed $149 million makeover of the Terminal B South concourse.
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