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George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport, Houston, Texas

According to the Regional Airline Association, which considers most local traffic to be regional, approximately 56.4% of departures were on regional carriers.

During June, 2009, a total of 1,827,423 passengers embarked on 22,552 regularly scheduled flights. About 43% of departures (carrying 71% of passengers) were operated by major airlines or other carriers operating large jets, while about 57% of departures (carrying 29% of passengers) were on regional carriers.

Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Carriers operating at George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport - June, 2009 traffic

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Operator Flights Passengers Average seats
per plane
Avg.
Occupancy
Continental Air Lines Inc. 8,710 1,181,703 152.4 89.0 %
Expressjet Airlines Inc. 9,781 409,161 50 83.7 %
American Airlines Inc. 307 34,818 143.2 79.2 %
US Airways Inc. 241 28,823 127.7 93.7 %
United Air Lines Inc. 212 25,546 144.9 83.2 %
Chautauqua Airlines Inc. 585 25,208 50 86.2 %
Colgan Air 1,411 24,151 34 50.3 %
Mesaba Airlines 257 16,521 76 84.6 %
Skywest Airlines Inc. 209 13,593 74.4 87.4 %
Delta Air Lines Inc. 113 12,819 142.2 79.8 %
Frontier Airlines Inc. 92 11,218 131.7 92.6 %
Northwest Airlines Inc. 98 9,565 124 78.7 %
Mesa Airlines Inc. 77 5,284 75.1 91.4 %
Pinnacle Airlines Inc. 92 4,829 58.8 89.3 %
Atlantic Southeast Airlines 63 3,628 63.6 90.5 %
Comair Inc. 60 3,613 74.1 81.3 %
American Eagle Airlines Inc. 61 3,609 70 84.5 %
Shuttle America Corp. 55 3,161 70 82.1 %
Southwest Airlines Co. 1 122 137 89.1 %
Compass Airlines 1 76 76 100 %
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS NEAR GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL/HOUSTON AIRPORT

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuriesMinor injuries
Incident Houston,, Texas
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2005-12-15 0 0 0
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010