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Traveling through Hobby Airport Gets Easier and Tastier with Two Grand Openings

Houston, TX (July 19, 2012) – Patience pays off for William P. Hobby Airport travelers. After 10 months, the comprehensive renovations to the ticket level entrance ramp are completed. Houston Airports officials are holding dual ribbon-cuttings — signaling smooth sailing on the ramp and welcoming a taste of real Texas barbecue on Friday, July 20, 2012, in Hobby Airport. Pappas Bar-B-Q is Hobby Airport’s only full service restaurant that is now open to the general public.

WHO: Ross Underhill, Acting General Manager—Hobby Airport and Robert Riedle, General Manager—4Families of Houston

WHAT: Houston Airports to announce main entrance roadway ramp is open and new Pappas Bar-B-Q restaurant

WHEN: Friday, July 20, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (ribbon cuttings)

WHERE: William P. Hobby Airport – (Ticketing Level)

NOTES: Please contact the media line for clearance (281) 233-1234. Parking will be validated.


The Houston Airport System (HAS) served more than 49.5 million passengers in 2011. Houston’s three airports, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD) contribute more than $27 billion to the regional economy.

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