Southwest Airlines has a plan that would significantly stimulate jobs, economic growth, and air travel in the greater Houston area. Here’s how…
Earlier this year we submitted a proposal to the City of Houston asking for the approval to construct a new five-gate international facility at Hobby for proposed service to Mexico, the Caribbean and cities in Central and South America. The expansion of Hobby to initiate international service would be an economic windfall for the City of Houston, worth more than $1.6 billion annually, according to a third-party study released by the Houston Airport System (HAS). The study, compiled by by InterVISTAS Consulting LLC and GRA, Incorporated, also shows that with lower air fares and increased travel options, more than 1.5 million more Passengers would travel each year and more than 10,000 jobs would be created across the Greater Houston metropolitan area.
The downside? There isn’t one - unless you’re Chicago-based United-Continental Airlines and want to maintain a stranglehold on international air service from Houston, especially to Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. United-Continental is pulling out all the stops to prevent fair competition and it is up to us to give Houstonians and millions of air travelers a choice when it comes to international travel. It’s time to take a stand! It’s time to www.freehobbyairport.com!
Southwest has served Houston since June 18, 1971. Hobby Airport is home to Southwest Airlines, with more than 2,700 Employees serving more than 134 flights every day. Its geographic location is convenient to the metro area’s burgeoning Hispanic population and provides a convenient gateway to more people wishing to travel to Mexico, the Caribbean, and parts of Central and South America.
How can you help? Take a moment and log onto www.freehobbyairport.com to learn more about the proposal and to voice your support to City of Houston Leadership! It’s time to open up the skies. It’s time to FREE HOBBY!