Named after General Sam Houston, who won Texas’ independence from Mexico, Houston has steadily grown over the years into the fourth largest city in the U.S. Home to NASA’s Mission Control Center, five Major League sports teams, five universities and the largest number of Fortune 500 headquarters outside of NYC, Houston delivers its abundance of riches with good old Southern hospitality.
William P Hobby Airport (KHOU), the primary airport serving international and domestic private jet charters into Houston, is located just 10 miles from the city center, providing convenient access to downtown and other popular Houston area locations. On the opposite side of the city is Houston’s commercial airport, George Bush International Airport (KIAH). Almost twice as far from downtown as Hobby Airport, charter flights using Hobby have quicker access to the city.
With a whopping 117 airports in Texas, more than any other state, Houston and its surrounding area is served by two additional international airports and five domestic airports that jet charters can use. Sugarland Regional Airport (KSGR) to the southwest and Ellington Airport (KEFD) to the southeast of Houston both allow international private charter flights.
Domestic private charters to the Houston area can also use:
- David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (KDWH) – 35 miles northwest of Houston
- West Houston Airport (KIWS) – 24 miles west of Houston
- Houston Executive Airport (KTME) – 36 miles west of Houston
- Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport (KCXO) – 49 miles north of Houston
- Houston Southwest Airport (KAXH) – 24 miles southwest of Houston
- Map of Houston and surrounding airports with major destinations noted.
- Toyota Center, Home of the Houston Rockets – 10 miles
- Texas Medical Center – 12 miles
- Minute Maid Park, Home of the Houston Astros – 11 miles
- West University Place – 14 miles
- NRG Stadium, Home of the Texans – 11 miles
- Bellaire – 15 miles