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Enchantment on the Horizon Inaugural Flight between Houston and Hobbs New Mexico

HOUSTON, TX. (June, 30, 2010) – A team of top New Mexico energy industry representatives, politicians, gaming, banking, and oil and gas industry leaders will descend into George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) aboard an inaugural flight, launching air service between Houston, Texas and Hobbs, New Mexico, on Friday, July 1, 2011.

The United-Continental Airlines flight is scheduled to arrive from the Lea County Regional Airport (HOB) at 9:40 a.m. to begin offering daily, non-stop service connecting the two energy rich cities. The Houston Airport System (HAS) will host an inaugural flight networking luncheon, offering top Houston business executives, including the Greater Houston Partnership the opportunity to expand business ties and develop relationships. Media representatives wishing to attend should call the HAS media line at 281-233-1234 for clearance.

WHO: Houston Airport System, United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UAL), Greater Houston Partnership, Economic Development Corporation of Lea County
WHAT: New destination and air service launch at George Bush Intercontinental Airport
WHEN: Friday, July 1, 2011 – 9:40 a.m. Flight Arrival. 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Luncheon
WHERE:George Bush Intercontinental Airport, IAH Marriott – Ballroom A 18700 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
WHY:Houston and Hobbs share a rich energy relationship that includes economic links to companies like Baker Hughes, Conoco Phillips, Halliburton, Smith International, Marathon, and CUDD Energy. The delegation – which will include a US Congressman, the New Mexico Secretary of Economic Development, a State Senator, County Commissioner, the Mayor of Hobbs and dozens of business executives – will highlight business opportunities connecting the two cities, that will be enhanced by the new service from IAH.

Contact: HAS Communications (281) 233-1234

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