Airport code IAH, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, is located in the city of Houston, Texas. It serves the full Houston area and is situated just over 20 miles outside of Houston's downtown district.
Airport Code IAH Contact Information
The address for airport code IAH (George Bush Intercontinental Airport) is 2800 North Terminal Road Houston, Texas 77032. A contact phone number for this airport is 281 230 3100, while a contact email for airport IAH is firstname.lastname@example.org
History of Airport Code IAH
George Bush Intercontinental Airport opened up in June of 1969. The land had been purchased and planned out as an airport over a decade earlier. The airport code IAH came from the fact that this airport was initially known as 'Intercontinental Airport of Houston'. In the 1980s, a plan was put forth to rename the airport after Mickey Leland, a United States Congressman who had tragically passed away in an aviation accident. Rather than renaming the whole airport, however, just one of the buildings was named after Leland, and this building would later develop into Mickey Leland Terminal D.
Then, in the late 1990s, the city's council voted to give the airport its current name of George Bush Intercontinental Airport in honor of George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States The major airport in the Houston area was initially William P. Hobby Airport, but IAH has overtaken it in terms of passenger traffic over the years. The airport has also seen great expansion; it originally had just two terminals: A and B. however, Terminal C opened up in the early 1980s, Terminal D opened in 1990, and a fifth terminal, Terminal E, was opened in 2004. Terminals D and E are both used for international flights.
American Airlines, Braniff, Continental, Delata, Easter, National, and Texas International Airlines served IHA in the early days, but the list of airlines operating at the airport has also expanded greatly overt the years, with more scheduled to start flying in and out of the airport in years to come, linking IHA with even more destinations all around the world.