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. The airport serves more than 40 million passengers annually. According to “Trusted Traveler Network,” IAH is one of the most international-friendly points of entry for foreign travelers, and it serves as United’s gateway to Latin America. 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 487 daily flights out of IAH:

United Mainline United Regional
227 260
International service

On average, United annually serves 91 daily nonstop flights to 59 international destinations from IAH:

  • Nonstop flights to four destinations in Europe
  • One nonstop flight to Asia
  • Nonstop flights to 50 destinations across Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Nonstop flights to four destinations in Canada
Domestic service

United operates approximately 397 daily flights to approximately 114 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
15.2M 41,500
Employees
Approximate total in Houston area
14,100
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
  • Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
  • Houston Ballet
  • Houston Food Bank
  • 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.