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Best private jet airports in Houston


Traveling by private jet means you can choose to land at both the larger international airports as well as facilities set up for use by private jet passengers. We've put together a list of private jets airports in Houston, Texas, to help you choose your best-fit facility, whether you’re looking for the luxury of a full-service Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) or just the most convenient location to land. Chartering a private jet puts you closer to your destination of choice, wastes less of your time in queues and ensures every flight is a VIP experience.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

cars driving into houston george bush intercontinental airport on a nice day panning from the welcome sign to the entering vehicles
cars driving into houston george bush intercontinental airport on a nice day panning from the welcome sign to the entering vehicles

George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport sits 23 miles north of downtown Houston in the Aldine area, adjacent to Humble. In 2017, it was ranked the world’s 43rd busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic, and among the top 10 busiest in North America. Facilities include five terminals with inter-terminal transportation: an elevated train called The Skyway. Passengers can book one of two comfortable lounges in Terminal D, where you can unwind away from the noise of the departure hall, or book into the onsite Marriott hotel.

  • Year opened: 1969
  • Distance from Houston: 23 miles
  • Land area: 10,000 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 2

William P Hobby Airport (HOU)

 arrivals walking in to the entrance of William P Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas.
arrivals walking in to the entrance of William P Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas.

William P Hobby Airport is the oldest commercial airport in Houston and was its primary commercial airport until the opening of George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport. The original terminal now houses the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and four FBOs offer jet charter passengers a selection of private luxury lounges with refreshments, business facilities, showers and Wi-Fi.

  • Year opened: 1969
  • Distance from Houston: 7 miles
  • Land area: 1,304 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 4

Sugar Land Regional Airport (SGR)

Sugar Land Regional Airport is a public-use airport located just outside Houston offering corporate, government and private clientele a full range of passenger amenities including a concierge service. A new 20,000 square foot terminal opened in 2006, along with a 54-acre general aviation (GA) complex including 99 T-hangars in six buildings. In 2018,, the Sugar Land Regional Airport Air Traffic Control Tower won Robinson Aviation's Facility of the Year Award for going over and above the call of duty during Super Bowl 51 and Hurricane Harvey.

  • Year opened: 1936
  • Distance from Houston: 17 miles
  • Land area: 426 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 1

Ellington Airport (EFD)

Ellington Airport is a joint civilian and military airport that’s rich in aviation history (stop by the Lone Flight Museum if you have time). They also host the Wings Over Houston Airshow each year and Ellington's the place where many astronauts from the world-renowned Johnson Space Center receive their ongoing space training.

  • Year opened: 1917
  • Distance from Houston: 15 miles
  • Land area: 2,200 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 1

David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH)

David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport is one of the largest privately-owned airports in the USA and specializes in general, business and military aviation. Originally built by a local pilot for his personal use, the hobby airport ended up expanding to cater to a growing demand for air travel to and from Houston. Today, the facility is owned by Gill Aviation, an on-site FBO that offers visitors a number of services including luxury lounges, a theater room and light refreshments.

  • Year opened: 1963
  • Distance from Houston: 23 miles
  • Land area: 480 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 1

Houston Executive Airport (TME)

Houston Executive Airport road sign.
Houston Executive Airport road sign.

Houston Executive Airport is a relatively new airport, having opened in 2007 with funding from local businessman and pilot Ron Henrikson. Created to serve Houston’s Energy Corridor, its proximity to Interstate 10 makes it a popular choice for business people visiting the area. The on-site FBO, Henrikson Jet Center, offers a comprehensive concierge service and quick turnaround times.

  • Year opened: 2007
  • Distance from Houston: 28 miles
  • Land area: 1,900 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 1

West Houston Airport (IWS)

West Houston Airport is a small privately-owned, general aviation airport in Harris County. It’s home to more than 375 aircraft and an on-site flight school, along with a first class passenger terminal with a well-equipped conference room an catering option.

  • Year opened: 1964
  • Distance from Houston: 13 miles
  • Land area: 200 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 1

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