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William P. Hobby Airport

William P. Hobby Airport

William P. Hobby Airport, one of Huston's international airports, its oldest commercial airport and its main commercial airport until Houston Intercontinental Airport (present day George Bush Intercontinental Airport), was built in 1969.

Built 1927 as a private landing strip named WT Carter Field, the City of Houston purchased the air terminal in 1937 and renamed it Houston Municipal Airport. The present name was given to the air terminal in 1967, out of appreciation for ex-governor William P. Hobby who also owned the Houston Post newspaper.

With its four runways, the airport covers 1,304 acres (528 ha) and it houses an art deco terminal building, which was the first passenger airline terminal in Houston, now the 1940 Air Terminal Museum.

This airport is suitable for business voyagers, as it is just a couple of miles from downtown Houston, and in addition, close to the enormous oil refinery complex along the Houston Ship Channel. Students from the University of Houston and Rice University also find it useful for destinations in Texas and the encompassing area. There are twelve commercial airlines presently serving Hobby Airport, and with the recently scheduled non-stop international flights to famous Caribbean get-away destinations, the William P. Hobby Airport's traffic is expected to increase remarkably.

Travelers give the William P. Hobby Airport good reviews, for being "easy to navigate", for its friendly personnel, and, of course the wide array of Texan food, like: Pappas, Pappasito's, Pappadeux's, Pappa Burger.

For tourists and those looking for hotels in Houston Texas, Stay Express Inn & Suites is conveniently located 2.7 miles from the William P. Hobby Airport.