GHP Announces Position on International Service at Hobby Airport
Houston – This afternoon, the Greater Houston Partnership’s (GHP) Business Issues Committee voted unanimously to support expanding William P. Hobby Airport for international airline service purposes.
“Our Members have been very focused and engaged in this conversation,” said Tony Chase, Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership. “This is a critically important issue for Houston. We want two vibrant airports and the benefits that go along with it: more jobs, more travelers and a competitive advantage for our city.”
Chase continued, “I am looking forward to considering this issue further with GHP’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors.”
“GHP has carefully deliberated on how increased competition changes the landscape within airport systems having reviewed and analyzed extensive data and listened intently to representatives from the Houston Airport System, City of Houston, United and Southwest,” said Jeff Moseley, President and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership. “We intend to keep working with all airlines and parties to protect and grow our region’s airports.”
The Business Issues Committee acted after receiving recommendations from three other GHP committees who have been meeting since the beginning of March.
Final approval of the proposed resolution by GHP’s Board of Directors is expected by the end of next week.
The Greater Houston Partnership is the primary advocate of Houston’s business community and is dedicated to building regional economic prosperity. It represents 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller. With more than 2,100 Member organizations, GHP represents approximately one-fifth of the region’s work force. Visit GHP at houston.org.
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