FYI for those interested.
In order to prepare for the increase in Cargo demand and to gear up for the 2004 Super Bowl as well as perhaps the 2012 Olympics, the Houston Airport System has embarked on an aggressive expansion program for the three Houston Area Airports.
William P. Hobby
A new single 20 gate concourse will be built solely for Southwest. Concourse A will be redesigned to allow future 757 service from other airlines. Taxiways will be relocated to facilitate 757 service as well.
New General Aviation hangers will be constructed.
ILS Upgrade to allow for expanded cargo flights and diversions.
G. Bush Intercontinental
A new runway is under construction- 8L-26R
South Taxiway bridge and apron expansion
New Air Mail facility
Runway 15R-33L upgrade and bypass taxiway
New, state-of-the-art air cargo facility will be constructed to allow up to 20 widebody aircraft and will provide more than 550,000 square feet of bulding space.
A consolidated car-rental facility
The Hardy Toll Road connector is already operational
Terminal A North Concourse reconstruction
Terminal A/B garage
Automated People mover will be extended to other terminals.
Terminal C garage expansion
IAB Terminal Expansion will accomodate an additional 5 widebody, 4 narrowbody, and six regional jet simultaneously on the south side of the existing IAB.
IAB Apron Expansion will allow additional aircraft to be placed on hardstand.
For info or pics check-out www.houstonaviation.org
I'm pretty bored right now-hence the long post.