We have two major international airports in close proximity to Hitchcock — Houston's Willamls P. Hobby Airport, roughly 30 minutes from Hitchcock, and Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, 60 minutes from Hitchcock. Even closer to Hitchcock is Ellington Field which houses the Texas Army National Guard and NASA.

Just across the causeway is a municipal airport, Scholes International Airport located in Galveston and within minutes can accommodate private jets and other smaller planes.

For more information about the Houston Airport System please click on the link below:

http://www.fly2houston.com/welcome


Our city's largest airport, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH), joined the Houston Airport System in June 1969.

Bush Intercontinental is located approximately 23 miles north of downtown Houston, near the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8 North)

The airport is operated and maintained by the City of Houston Department of Aviation. The Houston Airport System functions as an enterprise fund and does not burden the local tax base for airport operations, maintenance or capital improvements.

Welcome to George Bush Intercontinental Airport


Fast Facts

  • More than 11,000 acres
  • IAH currently ranks 5th in the United States among U.S. airports with scheduled non-stop domestic and international service (over 170 destinations)
  • More than 40 million passengers traveled through IAH in 2014 and more than 53.1 million passengers traveled through IAH and William P. Hobby (HOU)
  • More than 650 daily departures occur at IAH
  • With nearly 30 destinations in Mexico, IAH offers service to more Mexican destinations than any other US airport
  • 11th busiest airport in the U.S. for total passenger traffic
  • 28 passenger airlines [ more info]
  • 5 passenger terminals [ more info]
  • Terminal E for international travelers [ more info]
  • 13 all-cargo airlines at IAH, handled more than 419,205 metric tons of cargo in 2014

General Facts

  • Serves as the largest hub for United Airlines with more than 650 daily departures
  • Terminal Link above ground inter-terminal passenger train to all terminals
  • Underground inter-terminal passenger train to all terminals and the airport hotel
  • $440 million, 784,000 sq. foot Terminal E and Federal Inspection Services (FIS) with 84 primary inspection booths that can process over 4,500 passengers per hour
  • Free shuttle to and from ecopark, the official on-airport value lot
  • Marriott Hotel on the airport
  • More than 880,000 sq. ft. of cargo area to handle up to 419,000 tons
  • More than 24,500 parking spaces
  • Ground transportation services to downtown Houston
  • Two fixed-base operators on the airport
  • Consolidated car rental facility


Our city's second largest airport, William P. Hobby (HOU), has been serving the Houston community for more than 80 years and became an international airport in October 2015.

Hobby Airport is located approximately seven miles south of downtown Houston, near I-45/Gulf Freeway, the major highway heading from the City to NASA and Galveston Island.

The airport is operated and maintained by the City of Houston Department of Aviation. The Houston Airport System functions as an enterprise fund and does not burden the local tax base for airport operations, maintenance or capital improvements.


Fast Facts

  • Nonstop or direct service to more than 40 destinations throughout the U.S
  • More than 11 million passengers served in 2014 and more than 50 million passengers through IAH and HOU
  • 33rd busiest airport in the U.S. for enplanements
  • Five scheduled passenger airlines

General Facts

  • Federal inspection services available on call
  • Major regional center for corporate and private aviation
  • Wide range of facilities and services available at five (5) FBO's
  • Over 250 based aircraft, including 91 jets
  • 25 major airport tenants
  • 4,000 employees
  • 42 hangars
  • Ground transportation services to downtown Houston

Ellington Airport was acquired by the City of Houston in 1984 and now supports the operations of the United States military, NASA, and a variety of general aviation tenants. The airport is home to the annual Wings Over Houston Airshow and is also the place where many of the astronauts from the world-renowned Johnson Space Center receive their ongoing space training.

Ellington Airport is operated and maintained by the Houston Airport System, the fourth largest multi-airport system in the nation and the sixth largest in the world, which functions as an enterprise fund of the City of Houston and does not burden the local tax base for airport operations, maintenance, or capital improvements. Instead, the Houston Airport System serves the fourth largest city in the nation as an international gateway to the rest of the world and as a major source of economic vitality.

Approximately 15 miles south of downtown Houston, Ellington Airport is located off of I-45/Gulf Freeway, the major highway heading from the City to NASA and Galveston Island.


Airport Diagram

Houston’s third airport is coming out of the shadows with a new taxilane, fixed-base operator (FBO) and more.

Commissioned as a military aviation training facility in the 1917, Ellington Airport (EFD) is blossoming into an economic gem for Houston.

Today, EFD consists of three active runways and provides 24-hour air traffic control services. It is also home to many tenants including the Texas Army National Guard, Delta Connection Academy and NASA, among others and the Houston Airport System is determined to add more.

Ellington’s future is looking bright. To add to its development, a new taxilane has been constructed. Taxilane K is 50 feet wide and 1790 feet long, big enough to impact the airport’s desirability for more general aviation tenants and aircraft owners.

This opens airfield access to a large amount of property previously unusable to aircraft operations. The taxilane is designed to handle Design Group II aircraft, which includes medium sized business jets.


Recipient of the 2011 TxDOT Award for Most Improved Texas Airport

GLS offers two 6,001' x 150' runways able to accommodate almost any aircraft, up to a Boeing 767.

The 1,200-acre airport offers the following amenities:

  • First class, newly renovated, airport terminal
  • 24 hour fixed base operator
  • 24 hour weather services
  • 24 hour ARFF station on the field
  • U.S. Customs agent on call for medical flights
  • State-of-the-art navigational aid & precision approaches providing all-weather capabilities

Scholes International Airport offers first class navaids and lighting. Runway 14/32 has precision approach capabilities including GPS, ILS, RNAV and VOR/DME. The airport also has VORTAC and ASOS located on the field.

Lighting includes HIRL, MIRL, MALSR, REIL’s and PAPI’s. Lighted taxiway and runway signage is located throughout the airport for your convenience. At GLS there is never a charge for aircraft or vehicular parking.

Whether flying to Galveston Island for business or pleasure, the island offers a wealth of attractions, great restaurants, beaches and recreational activities in a tropical setting.

If you are searching for the right combination of economic incentives, support services, transportation options and development opportunities, you’ll want to take a serious look at the Scholes International Airport.


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