William P Hobby Houston
ort is located 7 miles from downtown Houston. It is the oldest commercial airport in the Houston area.
It serves private jet traffic as well as domestic flights.
Work on a new terminal has recently commenced, which once complete willallow the airport to serve international traffic.
For private jet hire to or from William P. Hobby Airport call PrivateFly on +44 (0) 1747642 777 (24 hours).
William P. Hobby Airport opened in 1927. It was initially a landing field calledW.T Carter Field.
In 1937 the city of Houston obtained the site and renamed the airport as Houston Municipal Airport.
In 1938 the airport was yet again renamed as Howard R. Hughes Airport. It was named after a business tycoon and filmmaker who was responsible for manyimprovements to the airport including a control tower.
The airport name reverted to Houston Municipal however as regulations refuse governmental funding for airports named after a living person.
In 1940, a new hangar and terminal were opened and by 1950 further improvements meant that the airport carried 910,000 passengers in that year.
The airport was yet again renamed, this time after the former Governor of TexasWilliam P. Hobby.
After the opening of George Bush Intercontinental in 1969, all airlines at theairport relocated there and airline flights didn’t resume until 1971.
Landing at William P. Hobby Airport
The airport is located 7 miles southeast of downtown Houston, with the driving time from the airport to downtown standing at less than 20 minutes.
It’s locationprovides quick and convenient access to downtown Houston.
The airport codes are (IATA: HOU, ICAO: KHOU)
Elevation: 14m (46ft)
William P. Hobby Airport has 4 runways.
Runway 4/22 is 2317m (7602ft) long, runway 12L/30R is 1589m (5148) long,
runway 12R/30L is 2317m (7602ft) and runway 17/35 is 1829m (6000ft) long.
The airport is open 24 hours a day.