William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU)

William P. Hobby Airport

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), also known as Houston Hobby Airport or simply Hobby Airport, is an international airport located 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Houston, Texas. It’s the oldest commercial airport in Houston and served as the city’s primary airport until the opening of George Bush Intercontinental Airport in 1969. Hobby is a major hub for Southwest Airlines and a key gateway to the Gulf Coast region.

General Information about William P. Hobby International Airport

The following table is an overview of HOU Airport indicated below:

AirportWilliam P. Hobby International Airport
Airport TypePublic/Military
William P. Hobby Airport CodeHOU
William P. Hobby Airport Terminals1
Opened in year1927
ServesGreater Houston
OwnerCity of Houston
OperatorHouston Airport System
William P. Hobby International Airport Runways3
William P. Hobby International Airport Coordinates29°38′44″N 95°16′44″W
William P. Hobby Airport Address7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061
Official Phone Number(713) 640-3000
Official Websitehttps://fly2houston.com/hou/
Elevation46 ft / 14 m

William P. Hobby Airport Code

William P. Hobby Airport code is HOU. This three-letter IATA code has been derived from the name of the airport itself. 


William P. Hobby International Airport Map

The William P. Hobby Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

William P. Hobby International Airport Runways (HOU)

William P. Hobby Airport Runway features three state-of-the-art runway: 

NameLength in (Ft)Length in (Mtr)Surface

William P. Hobby Airport Terminal HOU

William P. Hobby International Airport (HOU) has two concourses: the main concourse and the international concourse. The main concourse has 25 gates, while the international concourse has five gates. There are dozens of eateries and shops throughout the airport on both the air and land sides, with a few offering 24-hour service. WiFi is available and there are plenty of outlets throughout the airport for charging mobile devices. 

Nearest Airports to William P. Hobby International Airport

Some of the closest airports to HOU Airport are:

  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport – 173 miles
  • San Antonio International Airport – 217 miles
  • Corpus Christi International Airport – 226 miles
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport – 35 miles
  • Jack Brooks Regional Airport – 99 miles
  • Easterwood Airport – 112 miles

Airlines Operating from HOU International Airport

The following airlines operate from William P. Hobby Airport:

  • Allegiant Air
  • American Eagle
  • Delta Air Lines Atlanta
  • Frontier Airlines
  • JSX
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines

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