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Southwest Proposes Intl Svc From HOU  
User currently offlineglbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 637 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

There was a small blurb in the latest AvWeek on a Southwest request to start international services from Houston Hobby. Key points from the article:

- Southwest is proposing Houston build an international terminal with 5 gates, allowing up to 25 daily departures to Mexico City, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Other Caribbean and South American cities.
- United has "unleashed" a major lobbying effort to try to block the deal.

An expanded article with additional detail can be found here: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes...ational-flights-houston-hobby-0508

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User currently offline2travel2know2 From Panama, joined Apr 2010, 2428 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Quoting glbltrvlr (Thread starter):
Southwest is proposing Houston build an international terminal with 5 gates, allowing up to 25 daily departures to Mexico City, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Other Caribbean and South American cities.

WN @ HOUS doesn't need an international terminal or gate for arrivals from SJU or from an international airport with U.S. port of entry facilities (like AUA or YYC).
Had HOU been interested in international flights, that airport would had moved long ago its F.I.S. from a FBO-like building to next or somewhere in the main terminal providing it with a dedicated gate.
Now WN is going to have a tough time against UA "anti-iHOU international terminal" lobby.



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User currently offlineluvfa From United States of America, joined May 2005, 439 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1472 times:

United will have a hard time stopping it! The city of Houston is on board with the idea and SWA is paying for the facility upgrade!

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