The Houston Airport System consists of three individual airport facilities, which collectively represent a $27.5 billion economic impact to the Houston region. Through commercial air service at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), air passengers in the nation’s fourth-largest city have nonstop flight access to approximately 200 airports located around the world. Handling more than 53 million passengers on an annual basis, HAS stands as one of the busiest airport systems operating anywhere in the world and connects the City of Houston on a global scale.
Ellington Airport, located within 15 minutes of downtown Houston, is a joint-use facility handling both general aviation operations and flights involving the United States military, the Department of Homeland Security and NASA. Ellington Airport already supports more than 10,000 Houston-area jobs and carries an annual economic impact of $641 million. That impact is set to become even stronger, now that Houston has been named as home to the nation’s tenth licensed commercial spaceport.
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