United Airlines has announced new seasonal summer nonstop service from Spokane International Airport (GEG) to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The once-daily flight will begin on June 4, 2020.
“United Airlines is thrilled to offer customers the very first nonstop service between Spokane and our Houston hub,” said Ankit Gupta, United’s vice president of domestic network planning. “Our new service will offer our customers in Eastern Washington easy nonstop access to Houston and dozens of opportunities to connect to other U.S. cities and our red-eye flight from Spokane to Houstonwill offer customers convenient access to more than a dozen destinations in Latin America including Mexico City, Cancun, Monterrey, Montego Bay, Belize, and San Jose, Costa Rica.
“I would like to thank United Airlines for their continued investment in Spokane,” said Spokane Airport Board Nancy Vorhees. “Houston is one of the largest centers in the world for the oil and energy sector, and having a direct link to the city is important for the numerous energy companies in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene region. I cannot think of a better example than Hotstart, a Spokane Valley-based business that manufactures specialized heating equipment used in the oil and gas industry."
“Great news about new nonstop flights to Houston,” said Terry Judge, CEO of Hotstart. “We have a team of people based there so this will make it easier on them and the other employees in Spokane when traveling back-and-forth.”
“Houston is an important strategic destination for us,” said Larry Krauter, CEO of Spokane International Airport. “This new service from United provides companies in the southern United States with a convenient option to access Eastern Washington. Additionally, it allows business and leisure passengers in the region with one-stop connectivity to popular destinations in Texas and Florida as well as multiple international destinations in Mexico and Central America.”