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George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Named after the 41st President of the United States is the George Bush Intercontinental Airport that is located 23 miles away from north of Houston. The airport is one of the fastest growing airports in North America. It has five passenger terminals called Terminals A, B, C, D and E. Popular airlines of the airport are Delta Airlines, KLM, British Airways, Qatar Airways, United Airlines and the United Express. This airport offers the highest number of services to Mexico than any other airport in the US. Other busiest routes from the airport are Cacun, London, Calgary and Frankfurt. The George Bush Intercontinental Airport served 39,865,325 passengers in 2013 and was declared the 28th busiest airport in the world.

The airport was first opened in the year 1969 and was originally called Houston Intercontinental Airport. Initially it started with only two terminals A and B and later built 3 more terminals to accommodate the increasing domestic as well as international operations. Terminal C and Terminal D were opened in the years 1981 and 1990 respectively. The former is also called the Lewis Curter Terminal and the latter is called Mickey Leland Terminal. A free shuttle service called the Termalink connects the five terminals. This underground train also transfer passengers from the terminals to the airport hotel.

Taxis can be hired outside all five terminal buildings. The airport offers ample parking spaces of different types close to all terminal buildings. Parking spaces start as low as 2 US Dollars per hour. If you choose to travel to the city using a public bus service, you can take a service from the bus station outside terminal C and the journey takes about 30 minutes to reach the city.

The terminals of the airport are well maintained and lodge all important facilities such as ATMs, Currency exchange kiosks, Conference rooms and Disabled access to all key areas. The Houston Marriot Hotel is located within the terminal complex and can be accessed free of cost from all terminals. The wireless connectivity at the airport is offered by Bingo and is charged $9.95 per day.

All five terminals of the airport have plenty to keep passengers busy. About 50 retails stores and restaurants are spread across the five terminals. From expensive fashion accessories to simple souvenirs the airport has all that a shopaholic will look for. If all the shopping is leaving your tired do not think twice to grab an awesome Texas style cooked meal in one of the eat outs at the airport.

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