Southwest Returns to Houston Bush Airport (IAH) After 16 Years

This post may contain affiliate links; please read our advertiser disclosure for more information.

Southwest Returns to Houston Bush Airport

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.

Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last two years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

More Like This

Responses are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


SoFi Money $50 Bonus!

Super easy bonus! Sign-up and deposit $500 or more and they'll pay you $50! That's it!
Grab Your $50 SoFi Bonus Now!

Webull - 2 Free Stocks!

Brokerage app Webull is offering 2 Free Stocks! Just open an account and fund with $100 to get your stocks valued up to $1600! Super easy!
Grab your 2 free stocks now!

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join thousands of MtM readers who are subscribed to receive a once daily email with all of our posts. Never miss out!

You have Successfully Subscribed!