GHP Board of Directors votes to support competition in houston airline market
houston – The Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership has voted to approve a resolution in support of competition in the Houston airline market. The resolution was first approved earlier this week by GHP’s Executive Committee before being sent to the complete board for their vote.
“At the end of the day our membership realized that opening Hobby to international service would yield benefits to both airports, the airport system, and most importantly – to Houston travelers,” said Tony Chase, Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership. Resolution
The approved resolution says in addition to benefiting the Houston Airport System and regional travelers, expanded international service from William P. Hobby Airport will also “foster economic development and help Houston achieve its goal to become a World Class City.”
While several informational presentations were made by different parties to multiple GHP committees on this issue, GHP conducted its own thorough research and analysis before submitting a resolution to the Executive Committee in support of airport expansion. GHP gathered information culled from dozens of studies, reports, statements and Congressional hearings to focus the organization’s position. Additionally, multiple bodies within GHP considered a variety of airline and airport business models before GHP’s Board finally took a position.
“Our Research and Public Policy departments worked long hours to guarantee that we had the best information possible before we made a decision,” said Jeff Moseley, President and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership.
“We are confident that this is the right decision for Houston and GHP will continue to work with all interested parties to make sure Houston has a vibrant and healthy airport system,” Chase added.