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Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from William P Hobby Airport.

When flying into Houston – the Energy Capital of the World – on a private jet, William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is the most convenient place to land.

If you charter a private jet into HOU (ICAO: KHOU), you will be a mere seven miles from downtown Houston. It has all the amenities – including international service – of Houston’s largest airport, George Bush Intercontinental, which is 23 miles from downtown.

William P. Hobby Airport

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Airport Information for William P Hobby Airport (KHOU, HOU)

AIRPORT INFORMATION
ICAOKHOU
IATAHOU
LOCATIONHouston, TX, United States
FACILITY TYPEAIRPORT
Runway Length (ft) Width (ft) Surface Type Elevation (ft)
04/22 7602 150 CONC-G 46
12L/30R 5148 100 CONC-F 46
12R/30L 7602 150 ASPH-G 46
17/35 6000 150 ASPH-CONC-G 46

Learjet 45 Landing at KHOU

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Houston: Oil city

William P. Hobby Airport Diagram

William P. Hobby Airport Diagram. Picture Source.

The abundance of crude oil, black gold, Texas tea off Houston’s shore has put the city at the center of the energy industry and made it a destination for many chartered business jets.

The largest city in Texas with a population of more than 2.3 million people, Houston is a conglomeration of oil wells, pipelines, refineries and shipping ports. In fact, some 30 percent of the nation’s jobs in oil and gas extraction are in Houston, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Houston has also become the worldwide center for developing new technology in the energy industry, including the development of things like electric cars.

Business executives from all over the world charter private jets into William P. Hobby Airport to get to the 500 oil and gas firms that are headquartered in Houston. Or, they hire a private jet into HOU to get to the nine refineries that produce 2.3 million gallons of crude oil every day.

In its bid to land the 2020 World Petroleum Conference, the city of Houston joined forces with the federal government, energy companies and industry trade associations and convinced the bid committee it was worthy of the prestigious gathering.

“Houston is the perfect location for the WPC. We are home to more than 4,800 oil and gas companies, including 23 Fortune 500 firms and more than 91,000 engineers. Plus, our petrochemicals and gas products are distributed around the world through the Port of Houston which is the number one U.S. port in foreign tonnage,” Galen Cobb, U.S. WPC Bid Committee Chair, said.

Houston is also the headquarters for 16 of the nation’s 20 largest U.S. interstate oil pipeline companies and 17 of the top 20 natural gas transmission companies.

Houston’s cultural diversity is also a plus. More than 140 languages are spoken in the city and nearly 25 percent of Houston’s population was born outside the United States.

Why hire a private jet into HOU?

The oldest commercial airport in Houston, Hobby Airport, is located only seven miles from downtown. The larger, newer – and much busier – George Bush Intercontinental is 23 miles from downtown.

Hobby was Houston’s primary airport before George Bush Intercontinental opened in 1969.

While a handful of commercial flights – American, Delta, JetBlue and Southwest – fly in and out of Hobby Airport, it is mainly used for general aviation, private and charter business jets.

At about a third the size of George Bush, Hobby serves as a reliever airport for general aviation aircraft. More than 13 million passengers used Hobby Airport in 2017, compared to the 40 million passengers that used George Bush with its 126 commercial airlines.

When Hobby Airport opened in 1927, it was merely a landing field called W.T Carter Field. Ten years later, in 1937, the city of Houston bought the airport and renamed it Houston Municipal Airport.

In 1938, the airport renamed again as Howard R. Hughes Airport after the Houston billionaire who had paid for major improvements to the airport and had set a new speed record by flying around the world in 91 hours. But, that name was to be short–lived for city leaders learned that airports named after living individuals did not qualify for federal grant money. It reverted to Houston Municipal Airport.

The airport grew and changed over the years. Paved runways, hangars and lighting were installed during World War II. An international wing was added.

In the 1950s, expansion continued and the name was changed to Houston International Airport.

When the George Bush Intercontinental Airport opened in 1969, it took away all the commercial flights from Houston International (which, to avoid confusion, was renamed the William P. Hobby Airport after the 27th Governor of Texas). Hobby Airport became a general aviation airport.

However, George Bush Intercontinental eventually became overcrowded, sending limited commercial service – Southwest Airlines being the largest carrier – back to Hobby Airport. An international concourse opened there in 2015.

The Houston Airport System – George Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby Airport and Ellington Airport, a general aviation/military airport – boasts of having one of the largest collections of art in Texas. Almost everywhere you look, you’ll see paintings, sculptures, photographs and other works of art done mostly by Texas artists.

FBOs at HOU

Jet Aviation Houston offers state–of–the art facilities, amenities and experienced personnel for its services that include domestic and international handling, catering, aircraft cleaning and refueling. Its amenities include:

Jet Aviation FBO

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  • Executive terminal
  • Executive lounge and conference room
  • Crew lounge and snooze room
  • Flight planning room and weather service terminals
  • 10,000 square foot canopy
  • 200,000 square foot ramp
  • 85,000 square foot hangar
  • Domestic and international handling
  • Nightly hangar

Wilson Air Center has hotel–style concierges and boasts of its “Don’t Say No” policy. Offering services for any size aircraft, the Wilson Air Center is located on the less congested south end of the field, adjacent to U.S. Customs Services. Amenities include:

Wilson Air FBO

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  • Presidential suite for flight crews
  • Two pilot lounges/snooze rooms
  • Executive conference facility
  • 20–acre ramp
  • 80,000 square foot hangar
  • Aircraft fueling
  • Catering
  • Freight handling
  • Satellite repair facility

Atlantic Aviation has a lounge with flat screen TVs, a snooze room and private showers. The staff will do whatever you need, whether it’s the loan of a crew car or directions to Houston attractions. Amenities include:

Atlantic Aviation FBO

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  • Heated hangar space (up to G650 or Global 6000)
  • Wi–Fi
  • Ground handling and forklift services
  • Air stairs
  • Conference room
  • Pilot’s lounge, snooze room and showers
  • Crew cars
  • 24–hour surveillance

Million Air Houston specializes in luxury. A full–service FBO, it promises quick turn times and a luxury facility. It can fuel any aircraft, including a Boeing 757. Amenities include:

Million Air FBO

Million Air FBO. Picture Source.

  • Hospitality bar
  • Concierge service
  • Pilot lounge
  • Theater room
  • Business center
  • Wi–Fi
  • Flight planning and conference rooms

Signature Flight Support said its many reasons to have an FBO in Houston include the city’s attractions; the Port of Houston, the nation’s largest port in international tonnage and second in total tonnage; and Houston’s more than 600 trucking firms and two major rail systems. Amenities include:

Signature Flight Support FBO

Signature Flight Support FBO. Picture Source.

  • 24–hour surveillance
  • Conference rooms
  • Crew room
  • Kitchen and catering
  • Passenger lounge
  • Ramp side vehicle access
  • Showers
  • Snooze room
  • Wi–Fi
  • Concierge services
  • 200,000 square foot hangar
  • 525,000 square foot ramp

Events worthy of private jets

Houston is the oil and gas capital of the United States and, as such, plays host to some of the largest and most prestigious energy conferences in the world.

Business executives, VIPs and oil tycoons rent private jets in and out of William P. Hobby Airport to visit Houston’s vast number of oil businesses and conferences such as:

  • The World Petroleum Congress

    In 2020, more than 10,000 top–level international oil executives will come to Houston for the World Petroleum Conference, which is held in various locations around the world every three years. It’s an honor for Houston to have landed the conference, which hasn’t been held in the United States since 1987 (when it was in Houston). It will be held Dec. 6–10, 2020.

    The World Petroleum Congress attracts the highest level industry and government leaders from around the world. Past conferences have drawn delegates from more than 100 countries, CEOs from more than 500 companies, 80 government delegations and more than 700 speakers.

  • OTC Week has been compared to a class reunion of offshore oil industry movers and shakers. OTC – the Offshore Technology Conference – was started in 1969 by a dozen scientific organizations seeking to find better and more environmentally sound ways of extracting oil from the bottom of the sea.

    Every May, 100,000 oil and gas techies from all over the world gather at what has become one of the largest annual U.S. tradeshows to talk about above–ground and underwater advancements in the exploration and production of oil.

  • CERAWeek is an energy conference held every year in March and attended by some 4,000 industry leaders and policymakers from more than 75 countries to exchange ideas and build relationships between private industry and government.

    CERA (Cambridge Energy Research Associates) was founded in 1983 by the energy research and consulting firm of Daniel Yergin and James Rosenfield in Cambridge, Mass. Every year, its clients gathered in Houston for updates on energy markets, geopolitics, industry trends, technology and strategy. Over the years, the program was expanded to five days and named CERAWeek.

    Now called CERAWeek by IHS Markit, it has become a worldwide premier energy event.

  • The NAPE Expo is the oil and gas industry’s marketplace for buying, selling and trading. Founded in 1993, NAPE(North American Prospect Expo) has become the largest organization of its kind in the world. Deals are made because all the parties needed to evaluate and fund acquisitions attend. NAPE hosts two annual events in Houston, a global expo in February and a regionally–focused expo in August.

    The NAPE Summit: In 2018, according to the NAPE website, 12,000 deal makers and 700 exhibitors who showcased over 50 million prospect acres were in attendance representing 36 countries.

    Summer NAPE: This summit is smaller and more regionally focused but has the same knowledgeable attendees.

  • The Rice Alliance’s Energy and Clean Technology Venture Forum is the largest energy and clean technology venture capital conference in the southwest.

    This event is open to anyone involved in the energy and clean technology community in the region. The conference will include industry speakers, investors and promising startups.

  • Gastech is the world’s premiere natural gas, LNG and energy exhibition and conference. Gastech 2019 will be held Sept. 17–19 at Houston’s NRG Center. It is the first time in 19 years that the event, which is held every 18 months, will be back in the United States. The conference will host a ministerial and CEO program as well as 360 speakers leading more than 100 technical and strategic conference sessions.

Popular Houston Private Charter Flights

Houston, Texas is the fourth largest city in the US. In many ways, it’s an advanced and cultural city, thanks in no small part to a huge theatre district, the Houston Grand Opera, and the world-famous Space Center.

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is a medium-sized airport located seven miles away from downtown Houston. This means that customers who charter a private jet to the airport have quick access to many of the main attractions. Even the airport itself has a rich history; back in 1943, the first three training classes for Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) were held at the Houston Municipal Airport.

Before you book your trip to William P. Hobby Airport, you might benefit from learning more about some of the common flights from the airport. Below, we’ve outlined ten of the most frequent private charter flights from there. Our data includes the length of the flights, the time of the flights, and the estimated cost.

Top 10 Private Jet Routes William P Hobby Airport

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ROUTE ONE WAY ROUND TRIP
Rank FROM TO Sample Aircraft Distance (NM) Time of Flight Price (USD) Distance (NM) Time of Flight Price (USD) Round Trip Price Notes
1 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport,
Houston, TX, USA
KDAL, DAL
Dallas Love Field Airport,
Dallas, TX, USA
Citation CJ2 (2 seats) 209 0:46 $7,464 418 1:32 $7,464 Same Day Return
2 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport,
Houston, TX, USA
KFTW, FTW
Fort Worth Meacham International Airport,
Fort Worth, TX, USA
Learjet 60 (8 seats) 219 0:48 $8,789 438 1:36 $8,789 Same Day Return
3 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport,
Houston, TX, USA
KTEB, TEB
Teterboro Airport,
Teterboro, NJ, USA
Hawker 900XP (9 seats) 1234 3:20 $14,835 2468 6:40 $30,273 2 Nights
4 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport,
Houston, TX, USA
KASE, ASE
Pitkin County Airport,
Aspen, CO, USA
Citation X (8 seats) 811 2:16 $13,299 1622 4:32 $35,819 2 Nights
5 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport,
Houston, TX, USA
KADS, ADS
Addison Airport,
Dallas, TX, USA
King Air 350 (10 seats) 215 0:47 $5,598 430 1:34 $5,598 Same Day Return
6 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport,
Houston, TX, USA
KMSY, MSY
Louis Armstrong International Airport,
New Orleans, LA, USA
Hawker 400XP (6 seats) 263 0:55 $7,043 526 1:50 $7,043 Same Day Return
7 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport,
Houston, TX, USA
KPBI, PBI
Palm Beach International Airport,
Palm Beach, CA, USA
Challenger 604 (12 seats) 822 2:06 $15,290 1644 4:12 $31,003 Next Day Return
8 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport,
Houston, TX, USA
KLAS, LAS
McCarran Intl Airport,
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Gulfstream GV-SP (13 seats) 1071 2:38 $22,283 2142 5:16 $43,784 Next Day Return
9 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport,
Houston, TX, USA
KVNY, VNY
Van Nuys Airport,
Van Nuys, CA, USA
Challenger 300 (9 seats) 1211 2:56 $17,010 2422 5:52 $35,819 2 Nights
10 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport,
Houston, TX, USA
KTUL, TUL
Tulsa International Airport,
Tulsa, OK, USA
Citation Sovereign (10 seats) 395 1:10 $11,859 790 2:20 $13,687 Same Day Return

What are the most popular routes to and from William P. Hobby Airport

TOP 10 ROUTES FROM WILLIAM P HOBBY AIRPORT FLIGHTS BY AIRCRAFT CATEGORY FLIGHT TOTALS
Rank Departure Airport Destination Airport Very Light Jet Light Jet Midsize Jet Super Mid Jet Large Jet Ultra Long Range Jet Total Flights Flights/ Month
1 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport
Houston, TX, USA
KDAL, DAL
Dallas Love Field Airport
Dallas, TX, USA
29 154 301 65 58 3 610 51
2 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport
Houston, TX, USA
KFTW, FTW
Fort Worth Meacham International Airport
Fort Worth, TX, USA
9 74 115 23 17 0 238 20
3 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport
Houston, TX, USA
KTEB, TEB
Teterboro Airport
Teterboro, NJ, USA
0 8 57 63 73 13 214 18
4 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport
Houston, TX, USA
KASE, ASE
Pitkin County Airport
Aspen, CO, USA
1 23 65 32 51 1 173 14
5 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport
Houston, TX, USA
KADS, ADS
Addison Airport
Dallas, TX, USA
2 23 52 19 20 4 120 10
6 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport
Houston, TX, USA
KMSY, MSY
Louis Armstrong International Airport
New Orleans, LA, USA
3 14 26 42 27 2 114 10
7 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport
Houston, TX, USA
KPBI, PBI
Palm Beach International Airport
Palm Beach, CA, USA
0 12 32 21 26 2 93 8
8 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport
Houston, TX, USA
KLAS, LAS
McCarran Intl Airport
Las Vegas, NV, USA
0 7 43 13 25 3 91 8
9 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport
Houston, TX, USA
KVNY, VNY
Van Nuys Airport
Van Nuys, CA, USA
0 8 22 31 26 4 91 8
10 KHOU, HOU
William P Hobby Airport
Houston, TX, USA
KTUL, TUL
Tulsa International Airport
Tulsa, OK, USA
4 27 43 8 5 1 88 7

FBOs and Handlers at William P Hobby Airport, KHOU, HOU

NAME ADDRESS PHONE WEBSITE
Atlantic Aviation Services  7930 AIRPORT BLVD.  (713) 644-6431   
Enterprise Jet Center, Inc  8850 WEST MONROE STREET  (713) 358-9100   
Million Air  7555 Ipswich Rd
Houston, TX 77061

888-589-9059 
(713) 640-4000  http://www.millionair.com/hou.aspx 
Raytheon Aircraft Services  8402 NELMS STREET  (713) 567-5000   
Wilson Air Center  9000 RANDOLF  (713) 649-8700   
Signature  8402 Nelms,
Houston, Texas 77061 
713-353-5300   
Jet Aviation  8620 W. Monroe Rd.
Houston, TX 77061 
713-358-9100   
Wing Aviation Hobby  8410 Larson St.
Houston, TX 77061 
713-645-9464   
Atlantic Aviation Services  7930 Airport Blvd.
Houston, TX 77061 
713-644-6431   
Signature Flight Support  8402 Nelms St.
Houston, TX 77061 
713-353-5300   
Starflite Aviation  8430 Larson St.
Houston, TX 77061 
713-644-4800   

METAR Weather Data at William P Hobby Airport, KHOU, HOU

STATIONKHOU
OBSERVEDSat Aug 17, 11:53 UTC
NOWSat Aug 17, 12:39 UTC
AGE46 min ago
WINDS at 3 mph
VISIBILITY10 miles
CLOUDSscattered clouds
TEMP81°F (27°C)
DEWPT73°F (23°C)
HUMIDITY79%
HEAT INDEX86°F (30°C)
BAROMETER1012 hPa (29.89 in Hg)
METARKHOU 171153Z 17003KT 10SM FEW020 FEW120 SCT250 27/23 A2989 RMK AO2 SLP127 T02670233 10283 20267 55004

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