Passenger traffic at Houston’s airports rose 7% in September compared with September 2022.

The details: Nearly 3.7 million passengers moved through George Bush Intercontinental Airport in September, up 9.3% from a year earlier. Hobby Airport moved just over 1.1 million passengers during the month, roughly on par with traffic a year earlier.

International traffic through Bush airport increased more than 21% in September while domestic traffic through that facility rose 6%. Hobby saw a 0.6% increase in international traffic and a 0.2% decrease in domestic traffic.

Broader view: Passenger traffic at the two airports was up 12.9% in the first nine months of the year compared with the same period in 2022. Bush airport experienced a 15.3% increase in traffic while Hobby traffic rose 5.5% year-over-year. The number of international passengers moving through Bush airport is up nearly 24% so far this year, while international passengers through Hobby grew by just under 9%.

Among the largest airlines operating out of Houston’s two passenger airports, United Airlines has handled 24.8 million passengers so far this year, up 13.3% compared with the same period in 2022. Southwest Airlines handled 10.4 million passengers, up 4.7% year-over-year. All other airlines combined handled 9.4 million travelers, a 22% increase.

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