George Bush International Airport Houston (USA)
George Bush International Airport (IATA: IAH, ICAO: KIAH and FAA LID: IAH) is the fifth largest airport in the USA. It is located 37 km north of Houston City and is Houston’s main airport in addition to serving the larger state of Texas. Named after the 41st President of the USA, the airport serves slightly over 40 million travelers annually and is ranks as the tenth busiest airport in North America in terms of passenger traffic. It serves as the main hub of United Airlines, which ferries over 16 million passengers who use the airport annually. The airport is also a very important hub for Focus City and Spirits Airlines.
The airport features five terminals with the distance between the first and fourth terminal being 2.4 km. Terminal A has 20 gates with ten on the North Concourse and ten on the South Concourse. The terminal is used by all non-United domestic and Canadian operations. At the center of each concourse are food courts. Terminal B is reserved for use by United Express commuter flights except international arrivals. Terminal 3 is also reserved for use by United Airlines for all its domestic operations.
Opened in 1990, Terminal D is the International Arrivals Building and houses all non-United international flights except for United Express international arrivals. The terminal is a common-use terminal meaning that airlines operating at the terminal share available facilities. Terminal E is the airport’s newest terminal opened in 2002. It is used by United Airways for all its international operations and a few domestic operations.
Access to the terminal buildings is through three main entrances. The first entrance is through John F Kennedy Boulevard. The other is Will Clayton Parkway that runs from east-west direction. The third is the Hardy Tollway that runs from west to east, connecting with JFK Boulevard.