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Houston-Hobby to Serve South of the Border with Southwest

June 15, 2012 at 9:27 AM | by | ()

Not that long ago we discussed the city of Houston’s plan to develop the city’s smaller airport into a true international hub. That didn’t sit too well with United—they’re pretty darn happy over at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport—and they put up a stink.

Southwest Airlines stayed the course with their plan to add some international options out of Houston-Hobby, and now it looks Southwest will end up getting exactly what they wanted.

After some schmoozing and selling it looks like the city council is ready to shell out around $100 million to upgrade and update Houston-Hobby for some of Southwest’s first international flights. If all goes according to plan, Southwest jets will be heading south of the border as soon as 2015.

All in all Southwest will probably score about five new international gates, and there will even be a brand new customs facility to process all those passengers and their duty-free goods. For now it looks like full speed ahead, so now all we need to do is hurry up and wait.

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