Community Impact - Shaheryar Khan
Major changes are coming to George Bush Intercontinental Airport following the Nov. 30 ground-breaking on a $2.6 billion Terminal B expansion project by United Airlines.
Phil Griffith, vice president of airport operations for United Airlines, said the project will include the construction of the Terminal B North Concourse, which will span three levels covering 765,000 square feet and house 22 mainline gates.
The project will include:
- 22 mainline narrow-body gates, which are gates for large passenger planes, in the north concourse
- 18 larger regional jet gates in the south concourse
- 115,000 square feet of food and retail space
The project will be funded with $2 billion from United Airlines and $600 million from the city.