Southwest Airlines starts daily international service from Houston (Hobby)

Employees of Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) said they have joined with Houston Airport System and the US Department of Homeland Security to open a new five-gate concourse, Federal Inspection Station for Customs and Border Protection, new concessions for travelers, and to begin daily international service for travelers using Houston´s William P. Hobby Airport.

Southwest´s new nonstop daily service to a total eight international destinations by November charts a new horizon for Houstonians who value world-renowned Customer Service and low fares offered through Southwest.com.

In 2012, the Houston City Council overwhelmingly approved Southwest Airlines´ proposal to expand service across borders from William P. Hobby Airport by building the new international concourse and Federal Inspection Station. Southwest broke ground on the new facility on Sept. 30, 2013, and two years later has completed the USD156 million project both on time and under budget.