Doing Business with Houston Airports

About HAS

Houston Airport System

The Houston Airport System (HAS) provides a safe and dynamic air services network that fosters economic vitality for the transportation industry and facilitates a strong level of global connectivity for the six million people living throughout the greater Houston region.


We exist to connect the people, businesses, cultures and economies of the world to Houston


Establish the Houston Airport System as the standard of excellence and success in the Americas.


Relationships: We work together with integrity and treat every individual with courtesy and respect. We honor our commitments and behave in a manner that earns trust.
Innovation: We have the courage and willingness to consider new and unconventional ways of thinking.
Service: We WOW our passengers through a “can do” attitude and respond quickly to meet and exceed their expectations. We find ways to bring fun and joy into our work and bring our passengers along for the ride.
Excellence: We strive for quality and skillful execution without compromise.


Our Airports

To bring air service to Houston's diverse and vibrant population, the Houston Airport System has three facilities. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) , William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), and Ellington Airport (EFD). 

The three-airport system served more than 55 million passengers in 2015, including nearly 12 million international travelers.

Together our airports form one of North America's largest public airport systems and position Houston as the international passenger and cargo gateway to the south central United States and a primary gateway to Latin America.


Our History

In 1937, as Houston began its ascent to become the energy capital of the world, the city acquired the site of its first major commercial airport, William P. Hobby Airport.

As the City of Houston continued to grow so did the Houston Airport System, adding George Bush Intercontinental Airport in 1969 and Ellington Airport in 1984.  Today, George Bush Intercontinental Airport serves as the premiere long-haul international airport facility, while Ellington Airport supports both general aviation flights as well as a host of government/military operations. 


Our Impact

The airfields found at our three airport facilities are capable of accommodating virtually any type of aircraft, even those as large as the Antonov 225 on runways that extend up to 12,000 feet.

While the airports represent a significant contribution to Houston and the surrounding communities' economies, they do not burden the local tax base to pay for operations, maintenance or capital improvements. Rather the system accomplishes financial self-sufficiency by deriving income from fees, rentals, and other charges. Surpluses generated are reinvested into capital development and bond retirement. At the same time according to the most recent economic impact study, these airports collectively contribute more than $27.5 billion to the local economy. 





Contact Us
Houston Airport System
16930 JFK Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77032

George Bush Intercontinental Airport
2800 North Terminal Road
Houston, Texas 77032
281-230-3089 (TDD)

    William P. Hobby Airport
7800 Airport Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77061
713-641-7722 (TDD)

Ellington Airport
510 Ellington Field
Houston, Texas 77034
281-484-4973 (TDD)

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