|houston – President George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States and namesake for the region’s international airport, will reflect on the airport’s history and contribution to the regional economy during the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual State of the Airport Luncheon on Wednesday, November 17th, at the Hilton Americas Houston. |
Eric Potts, Interim Director of Aviation, will also provide an overview of the Houston Airport System’s current status. He will be joined by special guest Randy Babbitt, chief administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of George Bush Intercontinental Airport. It is the eighth largest international passenger gateway in the United States with more than 43 million passengers passing through its gates each year. The recently opened 880,000 square foot Terminal E and Federal Inspection Services area features 84 primary inspection booths with the capacity to process more than 4,500 passengers per hour.
WHO: Greater Houston Partnership
President George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States
Eric Potts, Interim Director, Aviation, Houston Airport System
Randy Babbit, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
WHAT: State of the Airports Luncheon
WHEN: November 17, 2009
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Americas Houston
Luncheon seating is limited to working media. Please RSVP to Rachel D. Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-844-3663.
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