Has anyone ever checked out the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) Master Plan? It is really something to look at, which will include a complete redesign of the terminal structure and layout. Officials believe that IAH will have 68 million passengers by 2025, which is double last year's figures.
Bush Intercontinental will actually resemble the terminal layout found at Atlanta's Hartsfield, which include remote pier-fingered terminals. Every terminal will get demolished (including the airport Marriot), except the new Terminal E and the International Arrivals Building. Terminal D will not be demolished per se, however, it will get major refurbishments and two addition fingers.
Some airfield items on the Master Plan include:
1. Two new runways. 8C-26C will be located north of the terminals in between 8R-26L and 8L-26R (obviously). The 9R-27L runway will be located south of the terminals and 9L-27R.
2. Construct perimeter taxiways.
3. Construct mid-field taxiways.
Some Near-Term Terminal items include:
1. Extend the TerminaLink to Terminal A.
2. Reconfigure the satellite concourses in Terminal B into six linear concourses.
3. Construct two linear concourses at Terminal D to allow international regional and narrow body jets.
4. Extend the north and south concourses of Terminal A.
Some Long-Term Terminal items include:
1. Demolish Terminals A, B, and C, along with the Marriot Hotel, and construct five linear concourses connected by an underground tram.
2. Construct a bran new terminal to the east of Terminal E and the IAB. This new terminal will contain a central, consolidated domestic check-in facility.
Other improvements include: widening roadways, acquiring more land, relocation of Will Clayton Parkway, building a consolidated parking garage, and relocating airline maintenance facilities south of runway 9L-27R. These improvements are very exciting for Houston of course, Continental.