United Hub - Airport Fact Sheet Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Houston George Bush
Intercontinental Airport

Airport fact sheet

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) serves the nation's fourth largest city and provides the entire Gulf Coast region with first-class facilities and a wide range of aviation services. As United's gateway to Latin America, the airport serves more than 40 million passengers annually. In Oct. 2018, Conde Naste Traveler named IAH as one of the Best Airports in the U.S., due largely in part to United's investments in the carrier's terminals. In 2013, United opened its new $97 million, 225,000-sqaure-foot Terminal B South Concourse facility dedicated to regional flight operations at IAH. The new Terminal C North concourse was completed in early 2017 and in 2018, United unveiled a Polaris lounge for international business class customers.
Average daily flights

On average, United, together with United Express® annually operates approximately 503 daily flights out of IAH:

United Mainline United Regional
229 274
International service

On average, United annually serves 91 daily nonstop flights to 90 international destinations from IAH:

  • Nonstop flights to four destinations in Europe
  • Two nonstop flight to Asia
  • Nonstop flights to 48 destinations across Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Nonstop flights to five destinations in Canada
Domestic service

United operates approximately 413 daily flights to approximately 116 airports across the United States from IAH, including frequent daily service to top business travel markets in Newark/New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Enplaned passengers
Annual Average daily
16.7M 45,600
Employees
Approximate total in Houston area
13,804
United ClubSM

Five United Clubs located in Terminals A, B, C and E.

United Polaris®

One United Polaris lounge following security screening in Terminal E, next to Gate E12

Select community partners
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
  • Houston Ballet
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
Sports sponsorships
  • Houston Astros
  • Houston Texans
General airport amenities

A wide variety of food and beverage establishments, newsstands and retailers; Wi-Fi throughout all terminals; automated teller machines in each terminal; visitor information centers; currency exchange; electronics charging stations in all terminals.