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Ceiling in George Bush International Airport

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA: IAH, ICAO: KIAH, FAA LID: IAH)[2] is an international airport in the city of Houston, Texas, United States serving the Greater Houston area.

Bush Intercontinental Airport is a 23 mile drive (37 kilometers) [3] north of Downtown Houston—between Interstate 45 and U.S. Highway 59—and is adjacent to the city of Humble.

Bush Intercontinental is Texas's second-largest air facility—after Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. The airport has scheduled flights to destinations in the United States, flights to international destinations in Asia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, South America, and scheduled charter flights to Africa.

Houston is home to the headquarters of Continental Airlines, and Bush Intercontinental is Continental's largest hub, with an average of over 700 daily departures

Terminals and airlines

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport has a total of five terminals. Those five terminals encompass an area of 10,000 acres (40 km²). The terminals at IAH all have a unique shape and are not in a particular design. Long term redevelopment has the terminals each being in a horizontal line (similar to Hartsfield in Atlanta).

JFK Boulevard runs north to south and is the main artery into the airport. It is a normal boulevard until it intersects with Greens Road becoming a freeway. Plans call for JFK Boulevard to become a freeway from Beltway 8/Sam Houston Tollway to Greens Road, thus making it one continuous freeway into IAH.[citation needed] Will Clayton Parkway runs east to west is another main artery for IAH. WCP is a normal boulevard, but expansion plans call for it to become a freeway from U.S. Highway 59 until its interchange at JFK Boulevard.[citation needed] The Hardy Tollway Connector is another artery into IAH that runs from west to east connecting JFK Boulevard to the Hardy Toll Road.

Terminal A was one of the original two terminals to open in 1969. Like Terminal B, it originally had four circular modules at the end of corridors radiating out of the corners of the terminal. However, in the late-1990s and early-2000s, the North and South Concourses were rebuilt into linear facilities which provide a smoother operation within the terminal. Terminal A has 20 gates, with 10 gates in the North Concourse[16] and 10 gates in the South Concourse.[17]

* Air Canada (Toronto-Pearson)
o Air Canada Jazz (Calgary)

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