Southwest Returns to Houston Bush Airport
Southwest Airlines is once again flying at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) after a 16 year absence. Yesterday, Southwest Airlines’ inaugural flight to Bush Airport arrived from Dallas Love Field and was greeted by a celebratory water arch.
“Welcome back home to Bush Airport,” Houston Airports director, Mario Diaz. “No matter where you live or plan to visit in Houston, you now have ease of access to Southwest Airlines’ award-winning customer service at both of Houston’s world-class airports.”
Southwest has a long history in Houston. The airport was one of the first three where Southwest began flying on its first day of operations back on June 18, 1971. The carrier then moved to Hobby Airport, but it operated service from both airports between 1980 and 2005, Travel Pulse reports.
“With Southwest’s expanded Houston service, we’re looking forward to bringing more options for local travelers,” Vice President of Southwest Business Dave Harvey said. “Whether traveling for leisure or business, Southwest customers can now fly from the Houston airport most convenient to them and experience the flexible policies and world-class hospitality that’s made Southwest a part of Houston’s community for 50 years.”
Southwest Airlines has also launched a fare sale this week, with prices starting from $50 one-way. One of the promotional fares is between Houston (Bush) and New Orleans.