Media Inquiries

For inquiries related to the Houston Hobby International Terminal Project, please contact KGBTexas .communications at media@houhobby.com or 713.529.2660.


General Bidding Information

Please contact Kelli Mitchell, Project Manager with Hensel Phelps CBIC JV, at KMitchell@henselphelps.com.


Outreach Bidding Opportunities

Please contact Denise McElroy, Southwest Airlines, at 972.273.9333 or denise.mcelroy@wnco.com.



A: For upcoming contract opportunities and general bidding information please visit the Bidding page. For more information regarding Small Business Enterprise and Minority and Women Business Enterprise opportunities please visit the SBE/MWBE Programs page.

If you are interested in doing business with Southwest Airlines, outside the Houston Hobby International Terminal, please send your company information to Procurement@wnco.com.  Be sure to include the following information: name, address, phone number, preferred email and up to three commodities or services offered.  If you are a small or diverse supplier, please register your company at http://swa.aecglobal.com.  Southwest will process your message and respond to you.

A: For opportunities not related to the construction project such as concessions, janitorial, maintenance, etc. please visit the Houston Airport System website: www.fly2houston.com.

A: Please email KGBTexas .communications at media@houhobby.com. For general information about Southwest Airlines please visit swamedia.com.

A: Hensel-Phelps CBIC Joint Venture is the Construction Manager at Risk (CMR) for the project. For more than a decade, CBIC Construction & Development, LLC has provided comprehensive project management services – specializing in construction management, program management and design build – for both public and private sector clients across the country. Additionally, CBIC is a full-service general construction contractor. CBIC is federally certified as both a woman-owned small business (WOSB) and an economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) registered in Texas.

A: Corgan is the Lead Architect and Designer for the project. They are recognized as one of the top architectural and engineering firms in the industry with deep experience, more than 60 years working with the airline industry, and a proven track record of success. Corgan has substantial experience with Federal Inspection Service (FIS) facilities—having designed some of the largest and most complex FIS facilities in the United States at multiple large airports. For example, Corgan served as the lead planner and architect for the International Terminal E at IAH (George Bush Intercontinental) that opened in 2004.

A: Based on a study commissioned by the Houston Airport System in 2012, Houston Hobby International Terminal will add approximately 10,000 jobs to the region, and have an additional $1.6 billion annual impact on the local economy. The new terminal will also bring in an additional 1.6 million air travelers annually.

A: Houston receives the largest percentage of Southwest Airlines’ annual charitable ticket budget. For example, Southwest has donated more than $1 million in tickets and cash to the MD Anderson Medical Transport program since the program’s inception. Southwest created the program in partnership with the hospital and has since used it as a model with other hospitals and patients seeking transportation assistance across the country.

Please see the Houston fact sheet for more details about Southwest Airlines’ current local presence.

For more information on Southwest’s charitable giving, environmental initiatives, community outreach and volunteerism please visit Southwest Citizenship.

A: Southwest Airlines’ project team is leading the design, construction, procurement, and communication for the Houston Hobby International Terminal approved by the City of Houston in May 2012. The airline is fully funding the project.

Southwest Airlines is working closely with the City of Houston and the Houston Airport System (HAS) to create and implement a cohesive design that will work seamlessly with the existing terminal and surrounding infrastructure projects.

HAS is leading the design and construction of a new parking facility and roadway upgrades at Hobby Airport to prepare for the new terminal.

A: Houston Hobby International Terminal is an estimated $156 million project funded by Southwest Airlines.

A: The project includes the construction of five new international gates capable of handling narrow-body transport category aircraft; the development of a Federal Inspection Service facility; the development of associated ramp and extended hydrant fueling system improvements, apron work and drainage; and all associated enabling projects.

For more information about the scope of the project please visit the Plans page.

A: Southwest Airlines anticipates the first international flights from Hobby Airport to begin in 2015.

A: Southwest Airlines will release the exciting new international destinations closer to the project’s completion. Please check back on www.houhobby.com for the latest information.