United Airlines began construction work on May 11 on the new Terminal C North concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, USA. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by representatives from United Airlines and project partners airport operator Houston Airport System and Houston mayor Annise Parker.
The US$244m project will create a 265,000ft² facility with floor-to-ceiling windows, expansive gate-lounge areas and 20 new dining and retail options near the boarding gates. It will be over 100,000ft² larger than the existing Terminal C North, with 11 passenger boarding gates to accommodate a mixture of United’s different-bodied aircraft.
When construction on the new concourse is completed in early 2017, Houston Airport System will demolish the existing Terminal C North facility to enable the reconstruction of the Mickey Leland International Terminal D.
Houston mayor Annise Parker, said,
“The partnership that exists between
the City of Houston and United Airlines continues to grow stronger in a variety of important ways. United continues to connect Houston on a global level through the launching of new nonstop flights and they continue to partner
with the city’s airport system on vital infrastructure projects, which dramatically improve the overall travel experience for millions of people.”
Jim Compton, vice chairman and chief revenue officer, United Airlines, said, “Through this next phase of our ongoing facilities expansion at Bush Intercontinental, United’s customers will enjoy more of the comforts and amenities they have come to expect, and that have made Houston a premier international gateway and a cornerstone of United’s global network.”