Skip to main content
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Free Hobby Airport!

bmontgomery
Not applicable

Southwest Airlines has a plan that would significantly stimulate jobs, economic growth, and air travel in the greater Houston area. Here’s how…

FREE HOBBY

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!

4 Comments
hbeachman
Not applicable
Your use of "United-Continental Airlines" throughout this post and the FreeHobby website is inaccurate. There is no such entity! I think you meant to refer to the parent company, which is known as "United Continental Holdings." I have no affiliation with United, Continental or Southwest. Just want to see you use accurate information to further your cause.
Vicki_Adams
Not applicable
I read it differently. I read it - United and Continental. Could be wrong, however this is how I read it.
Vicki_Adams
Not applicable
I read it differently. I read it - United and Continental. Could be wrong, however this is how I read it.
Rick_Henderson
Not applicable
There are already 12 open gates at Houston Intercontienntal Airport..There is NO reason the city needs to spend money buidling new gates at Hobby..and then have to allocate Customs & Immigration Officers to Hobby Airport..This is a waste of taxpayers money..If Southwest wants to compete with United on international routes they can do so at Houston`s International Airport that is ready to accomodate them! Say NO to wasting our tax money buidling a new airport terminal and yes to competition at Houston-IAH Airport..where the gates are unused and ready to go at no cost to taxpayers! BAD IDEA SOUTHWEST!