|Houston, TX – (January 10, 2014) – The newest gateway opens wider for business and leisure travelers between the fourth largest city in the U.S. and mainland China.|
Houston Airports and the exclusive national carrier for China will announce a major service increase on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
WHO: Houston Airport System Director - Mario Diaz
Air China Vice President and GM for North America- Dr. Zhihang Chi
WHEN: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 (4:00 pm)
WHERE: George Bush Intercontinental Airport
Terminal E Arrival Area
NOTE: Media should contact the media line (281) 233-1234 to confirm.
Parking will be validated.
The Houston Airport System (HAS) served more than 50 million passengers in 2012, ranking as the 4th largest multi-airport system in the U.S. Houston's three airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD) contribute more than $24 billion to the regional economy. IAH is the 7th busiest airport in the nation and is the largest hub for the world’s largest airline. IAH and HOU offer 21 airlines providing nonstop flights to more than 180 destinations worldwide. For more information, visit www.fly2houston.com
Air China is the world’s largest airline by market capitalization, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It operates a fleet of 432 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Its robust network of 289 routes extends throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, South and North America from its main hub at Beijing Capital International Airport where it offers unrivaled connections to cities within China and beyond. As a Star Alliance member, Air China has within ins reach 1,356 destinations in 193 countries. Visit www.airchina.us or call Air China’s North America Call Center at 800-882-8122 for more information.