Houston Airport System

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Houston Airport System Administration Building at 16930 JFK Boulevard, at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Houston Airport System (HAS) is a department of the City of Houston, Texas, United States that manages city airports. Its administrative offices are on the property of George Bush Intercontinental Airport.[1][2] It operates Bush, William P. Hobby Airport, and Ellington Airport in Houston.

The city of Houston acquired Hobby Airport in 1937.[3] Previously named Houston Municipal Airport, it was renamed to honor William P. Hobby (former Governor of Texas and owner of the Houston Post) in 1967.[citation needed]

In 1969 Intercontinental Airport opened.[3] In 1997 was renamed to honor George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.

In 1984 Ellington (formerly Ellington Air Force Base, which was deactivated in 1976) became a part of the HAS system. [3]

In January 2013 the airport system announced that free Wi-Fi would be available at both Bush and Hobby, and that it plans to select a new provider. In 2012 the system had made about $300,000 from the Boingo Wireless services, which are free for the first 45 minutes and available for a fee afterwards. The system said that modern travelers now expect free Wi-Fi, so it will change.[4]

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  1. ^ "Beat Map." Houston Police Department. Retrieved on October 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "Contact Us." Houston Airport System. Retrieved on October 23, 2011. "Houston Airport System 16930 JFK Boulevard Houston, Texas 77032"
  3. ^ a b c "History of HAS." Houston Airport System. Retrieved on January 17, 2009.
  4. ^ Ryan, Molly. "Houston airports to get connected with free Wi-Fi." Houston Business Journal. January 30, 2013. Retrieved on February 6, 2013.

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