United Airlines previews new USD 277m Terminal C North at IAH

United Airlines has previewed its new Terminal C North at Houston´s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), in partnership with the Houston Airport System, and airport hospitality group OTG, the airline said.

At 265,000-square-feet, the new USD 277m space is more than 100,000 square feet larger than the already existing Terminal C. Travelers will enjoy sweeping tarmac views courtesy of floor-to-ceiling concourse windows, expansive gate-lounge areas, new retail shops, and fresh, locally inspired dining options.

From its hub at IAH, United and United Express offer nearly 500 daily flights to more than 170 destinations around the world. The Houston hub provides 52 nonstop destinations across Latin America and the Caribbean. United is also one of Houston´s largest employers, with more than 14,000 Houston-based employees.

OTG will oversee the culinary and retail operations in the new terminal, as well as those in Terminal B South and Terminal E. United´s Terminal C North will be home to several unique eateries including a taqueria, a Neapolitan-style pizza concept, a Vietnamese-Cajun fusion eatery, a Panini bar, and a Houston-centric tavern.

OTG´s concepts are known for their tech-enhanced hospitality, driven by OTG´s award-winning and iPad based flo tech, and OTG´s focus on locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients. The company currently operates more than 300 restaurants and retail locations across 10 airports in North America.

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. The airline operates 737 mainline aircraft and its United Express partners operate 483 regional aircraft, and is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines.