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George Bush Intercontinental Airport, an international airport in Houston, Texas, is a gateway to the southern parts of the United States. It is the 10th busiest airport in North America, scheduling flights to a large selection of domestic and international destinations across the world. The airport is named after George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the USA.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IATA code: IAH) is the busiest airport in the state of Texas and the second largest passenger hub for United Airlines. Flights to George Bush Intercontinental Airport are available from international airlines such as Air New Zealand, British Airways and Turkish Airlines. IAH is a 20-minute drive from the city centre of Houston.
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Get ready to experience the city of Houston, the biggest destination in the state of Texas, with flights to George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Operating with 5 terminals, it is one of the busiest airports in the world. Originally opened as Houston Intercontinental Airport in 1969, the airport’s IATA code, “IAH” is derived from “Intercontinental Airport of Houston”. In the 1980s, the Houston City Council began making proposals to change the airport’s name, and in 1997, the airport was renamed as George Bush Intercontinental Airport. In 2009, a Continental Airlines Boeing 737-800 departed from the airport, being the first U.S. commercial flight to fly on a mix of conventional jet fuel and biofuel. From 2011, IAH began offering flights to more destinations, and by 2017, the airport was scheduling flights to nearly all the continents of the world.
If you have some spare time to spend at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, you can treat yourself to some retail therapy at the large selection of outlets situated throughout the airport. These stores specialise in various products, including fashion, accessories, wellness, beauty, electronics, gifts, souvenirs, jewellery, toys, news, books, as well as sports and outdoor gear. Shops selling duty-free items are available as well.
When you’re at the airport, make sure to follow the baggage restrictions.
All the shopping may leave you desiring a place to rest your feet and enjoy a satisfying meal. A wonderful variety of cafés, fast food outlets, bars and restaurants are available throughout the terminals of George Bush Continental Airport. Every establishment offers a wide range of delicious meal options.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport is home to 13 luxuriously furnished lounges. Each of these comfortable spaces is operated by various airline companies, such as United Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, KLM and Air France. Passengers who have a Priority Pass, or who are members of the clubs of the various airlines, have complimentary access to these lounges.
Other facilities at George Bush Intercontinental Airport are available at different prices. These include the following:
• Accessibility for visitors with disabilities
• Animal relief areas
• Shoe shine
• Showers in the clubrooms
• Baggage carts
• Baggage wrapping
• Free power stations for charging laptops and mobile phones
• Rapid charger machines (available at a certain fee)
• Courtesy phones
• Smoking areas
• Currency exchange services
• Nursing rooms
• Vending machines
• Free Wi-Fi
Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental This 3.5-star suburban hotel is situated at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Amenities include an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar/lounge, breakfast, Wi-Fi in the lobby, fitness centre, valet parking, 24-hour business centre, air conditioning, 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping and front desk safe.
Hyatt Regency North Houston This beautiful 4-star hotel is a 14-minute drive from Houston’s airport. It is home to several features, such as a computer station, daily housekeeping, air conditioning, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour business centre, fitness centre, outdoor pool, breakfast, restaurant and bar/lounge. The establishment includes free airport shuttles, free Wi-Fi and free parking.
JW Marriott Houston Downtown This 5-star luxury hotel near Discovery Green is a 30-minute drive from the airport. It is home to a full-service spa, health club, business centre, limo/town car service, air conditioning, 24-hour front desk, front desk safe, valet parking, breakfast and restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is available as well.
You can order foreign exchange as early as 60 days before collecting. Alternatively, Travelex and ICE (International Currency Exchange) allow you to order your foreign exchange online before collecting at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Take note that collections can only be done in person.
The following documents are required when ordering/collecting foreign exchange:
• A valid passport
• An identity document (ID)
• Proof of your residential address
• A copy of your booking itinerary or booking reference number
• A copy of your e-ticket or physical flight ticket
Travelex& offices are available at Gate E12, Gate E24, and Gate E1. 2 ICE outlets are situated in Terminal C, while there is one in Terminal D and one in Terminal E.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport includes terminal garages at all 5 of its terminals. Parking options included with this are self-parking and valet parking. Other parking facilities include ecopark options (affordable parking rates) and corporate parking. For more information, and to reserve a parking space, visit the airport’s website.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 37 km north of Downtown Houston. Taxis, limousines, buses, shuttles, rental cars and Uber are available to get you from the airport to your destination.
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George Bush Intercontinental Airport Physical Address: 2800 N Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032, USA
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