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IAH United Get City Funding Toward Terminal B Expansion

The Houston City Council voted to approve an ordinance to allocate $150 million from the city’s airport construction fund as part of a Memorandum of Agreement with United Airlines on the expansion of Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). 

United has begun work on a $2.55 billion transformational project to triple the capacity of the existing Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The project includes 40 new gates for domestic and international travel, a new processor for ticketing, security and baggage claim, and two new concourses. 

United Airlines expects to invest more than $1.9 billion in the Terminal B Transformation Program and the City of Houston expects to fund $624 million in enabling projects required for the program. 

“The transformation of IAH Terminal B not only promises an elevated passenger experience with cutting-edge technology and modern amenities but signifies a strategic investment in Houston’s economic future as we seek to increase the terminal’s capacity for even more passengers from curb to gate,” said Jim Szczesniak, director of aviation for Houston Airports, which manages IAH and Houston Hobby Airport (HOU). “More than a renovation, this project declares our commitment to progress and innovation, solidifying Houston’s position as a global aviation hub while setting a new standard for airport excellence.”