After a 16-year absence, Southwest Airlines has relaunched service at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, IAH, widening the airlines’ footprint in Houston to provide greater convenience for business and leisure travelers throughout the region.
IAH served as one of three airports where Southwest operated on its first day in operation, June 18, 1971. The carrier moved to Hobby Airport shortly thereafter, though it operated service from both airports between 1980 and 2005. Southwest remains a key employer for the nation's fourth-largest city, providing nearly 4,000 jobs.
With arrivals and departures at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston increases its airport infrastructure footprint as a large hub for the Southwest Airlines Service.