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IAH Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: IAH / KIAH
Airport Names:
  1. George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  2. Houston-Intercontinental
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
GPS Coordinates: 29°59'3"N by 95°20'29"W
Area Served: Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land
Operator/Owner: City of Houston
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 97 feet (30 meters)
# of Runways: 5
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Facts about George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH):

  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) has 5 runways.
  • There are three main entrances into IAH's terminal areas.
  • Because of George Bush Intercontinental Airport's relatively low elevation of 97 feet, planes can take off or land at George Bush Intercontinental Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • Atlas Air offers a thrice-weekly charter service to Luanda, Angola on behalf of SonAir.
  • In addition to being known as "George Bush Intercontinental Airport", another name for IAH is "Houston-Intercontinental".
  • Terminal A was one of the original two terminals to open in 1969 and was designed by Goleman & Rolfe and George Pierce-Abel B.
  • On August 28, 1990, Continental Airlines agreed to build its maintenance center at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
  • Houston Intercontinental Airport, as it was originally known, opened in June 1969.
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport handled 40,128,953 passengers last year.
  • The furthest airport from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK), which is located 10,981 miles (17,672 kilometers) away in Cocos Islands, Australia.
  • On January 7, 2009, a Continental Airlines Boeing 737-800 departing Bush Intercontinental was the first U.S.
  • Houston Intercontinental had been scheduled to open in 1967, but design changes regarding the terminals created cost overruns and construction delays.
  • The closest airport to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH), which is located only 14 miles (22 kilometers) WNW of IAH.

Map of Nearest Airports from George Bush Intercontinental Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from George Bush Intercontinental Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
113.73 miles (22.10 km) WNWDavid Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH)Houston, Texas, United StatesView David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport on a map View satellite image of David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport Set DWH as destination Airport Get more information about David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport
222.91 miles (36.88 km) WSWWest Houston Airport (IWS)Houston, Texas, United StatesView West Houston Airport on a map View satellite image of West Houston Airport Set IWS as destination Airport Get more information about West Houston Airport
323.51 miles (37.83 km) SWAndrau Airpark (AAP)Houston, Texas, United StatesView Andrau Airpark on a map View satellite image of Andrau Airpark Set AAP as destination Airport Get more information about Andrau Airpark
423.71 miles (38.16 km) SWilliam P. Hobby Airport (HOU)Houston, Texas, United StatesView William P. Hobby Airport on a map View satellite image of William P. Hobby Airport Set HOU as destination Airport Get more information about William P. Hobby Airport
525.80 miles (41.52 km) NLone Star Executive Airport (CXO)Houston, Texas, United StatesView Lone Star Executive Airport on a map View satellite image of Lone Star Executive Airport Set CXO as destination Airport Get more information about Lone Star Executive Airport
627.01 miles (43.47 km) ESEBaytown Airport (HPY)Baytown, Texas, United StatesView Baytown Airport on a map View satellite image of Baytown Airport Set HPY as destination Airport Get more information about Baytown Airport
728.27 miles (45.49 km) SSEEllington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field (EFD)Houston, Texas, United StatesView Ellington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field on a map View satellite image of Ellington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field Set EFD as destination Airport Get more information about Ellington Field Joint Reserve BaseEllington Air Force BaseEllington Field
831.36 miles (50.47 km) SWSugar Land Regional Airport (SGR)Sugar Land, Texas (near Houston), United StatesView Sugar Land Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Sugar Land Regional Airport Set SGR as destination Airport Get more information about Sugar Land Regional Airport
954.68 miles (88.01 km) NNWBruce Brothers Huntsville Regional Airport (HTV)Huntsville, Texas, United StatesView Bruce Brothers Huntsville Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Bruce Brothers Huntsville Regional Airport Set HTV as destination Airport Get more information about Bruce Brothers Huntsville Regional Airport
1057.47 miles (92.49 km) SSEScholes International Airport at Galveston (GLS)Galveston, Texas, United StatesView Scholes International Airport at Galveston on a map View satellite image of Scholes International Airport at Galveston Set GLS as destination Airport Get more information about Scholes International Airport at Galveston
1160.95 miles (98.09 km) STexas Gulf Coast Regional Airport (LJN)Angleton / Lake Jackson, Texas, United StatesView Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport Set LJN as destination Airport Get more information about Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport
1267.64 miles (108.86 km) EBeaumont Municipal Airport (BMT)Beaumont, Texas, United StatesView Beaumont Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Beaumont Municipal Airport Set BMT as destination Airport Get more information about Beaumont Municipal Airport
1370.21 miles (112.99 km) SWWharton Regional Airport (WHT)Wharton, Texas, United StatesView Wharton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Wharton Regional Airport Set WHT as destination Airport Get more information about Wharton Regional Airport
1473.92 miles (118.96 km) NWEasterwood Airport (CLL)College Station, Texas, United StatesView Easterwood Airport on a map View satellite image of Easterwood Airport Set CLL as destination Airport Get more information about Easterwood Airport
1576.59 miles (123.26 km) SSWBay City Municipal Airport (BBC)Bay City, Texas, United StatesView Bay City Municipal Airport on a map View satellite image of Bay City Municipal Airport Set BBC as destination Airport Get more information about Bay City Municipal Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from George Bush Intercontinental Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from George Bush Intercontinental Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110,980.75 miles (17,671.75 km) SWCocos (Keeling) Island Airport (CCK)Cocos Islands, AustraliaView Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport on a map View satellite image of Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport Set CCK as destination Airport Get more information about Cocos (Keeling) Island Airport
210,930.08 miles (17,590.21 km) ESESir Gaëtan Duval Airport (RRG)Rodrigues Island, MauritiusView Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport Set RRG as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Gaëtan Duval Airport
310,653.97 miles (17,145.86 km) WShark Bay Airport (MJK)Monkey Mia, Western Australia, AustraliaView Shark Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Shark Bay Airport Set MJK as destination Airport Get more information about Shark Bay Airport
410,643.13 miles (17,128.41 km) WKalbarri Airport (KAX)Kalbarri, Western Australia, AustraliaView Kalbarri Airport on a map View satellite image of Kalbarri Airport Set KAX as destination Airport Get more information about Kalbarri Airport
510,638.26 miles (17,120.57 km) WSWMargaret River Airport (MGV)Margaret River, Western Australia, AustraliaView Margaret River Airport on a map View satellite image of Margaret River Airport Set MGV as destination Airport Get more information about Margaret River Airport
610,631.57 miles (17,109.82 km) ESESir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)Plaisance, MauritiusView Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on a map View satellite image of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Set MRU as destination Airport Get more information about Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
710,631.12 miles (17,109.09 km) WGeraldton Airport (GET)Geraldton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Geraldton Airport on a map View satellite image of Geraldton Airport Set GET as destination Airport Get more information about Geraldton Airport
810,628.04 miles (17,104.13 km) WCarnarvon Airport (CVQ)Carnarvon, Western Australia, AustraliaView Carnarvon Airport on a map View satellite image of Carnarvon Airport Set CVQ as destination Airport Get more information about Carnarvon Airport
910,625.98 miles (17,100.81 km) WJurien Bay Airport (JUR)Jurien Bay, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jurien Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Jurien Bay Airport Set JUR as destination Airport Get more information about Jurien Bay Airport
1010,621.00 miles (17,092.80 km) WSWBusselton Regional Airport (BQB)Busselton, Western Australia, AustraliaView Busselton Regional Airport on a map View satellite image of Busselton Regional Airport Set BQB as destination Airport Get more information about Busselton Regional Airport
1110,608.64 miles (17,072.91 km) WSWRottnest Airport (RTS)Rottnest Island, Western Australia, AustraliaView Rottnest Airport on a map View satellite image of Rottnest Airport Set RTS as destination Airport Get more information about Rottnest Airport
1210,604.78 miles (17,066.70 km) WSWBunbury Airport (BUY)Bunbury, Western Australia, AustraliaView Bunbury Airport on a map View satellite image of Bunbury Airport Set BUY as destination Airport Get more information about Bunbury Airport
1310,589.11 miles (17,041.48 km) WSWJandakot Airport (JAD)Jandakot, Western Australia, AustraliaView Jandakot Airport on a map View satellite image of Jandakot Airport Set JAD as destination Airport Get more information about Jandakot Airport
1410,583.34 miles (17,032.19 km) WSWPerth Airport (PER)Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaView Perth Airport on a map View satellite image of Perth Airport Set PER as destination Airport Get more information about Perth Airport
1510,578.77 miles (17,024.83 km) WMullewa Airport (MXU)Mullewa, Western Australia, AustraliaView Mullewa Airport on a map View satellite image of Mullewa Airport Set MXU as destination Airport Get more information about Mullewa Airport