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PwC

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Chief Operating Officer, Lonza

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Founder & CEO, The Cannon

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Airports

Houston's Hobby Airport Starts 2020 With New Airline, Maintenance Facility

1/15/20
Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport is marking the start of the new year with a couple of big announcements. Earlier this week, Allegiant announced it added Houston as one of a few cities it’ll begin serving in 2020. According to its press release, the new seasonal nonstop routes from Hobby Airport include Knoxville, TN, Asheville, NC, Savannah, GA, and Destin/Fort Walton Beach, FL. Allegiant says it’s also expanding to Boston and Chicago. It’s the largest expansion in the airline’s 23-year history, driven by the company’s focus on leisure travel. Allegiant’s announcement comes just days after Southwest Airlines unveiled a $125 million, 240,000-square-foot maintenance facility at Hobby. It’s the largest in the Dallas-based carrier’s network, and includes offices, training facilities and warehouse space. “It’s proof of our devotion and our dedication to Houston,” Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said during the grand opening celebration, as reported by the Houston Chronicle. “And the opportunity that we see here, and the excitement that we have to continue to grow.” Kelly told reporters that Houston is one of three key cities where Southwest is focused on adding flights over the next 10 years, according to the Houston Business Journal. Southwest’s CEO said he ultimately wants to connect Houston to South America. “I don’t see that in the next year or so, but definitely down the road it’s something that we would be interested to do,” Kelly said. Houston is the international air gateway to the South Central U.S. and Latin America. With the addition of international air service at Hobby Airport in ’15, Houston became the only city in Texas with two airports offering international service and one of only eight such cities nationwide. According to Houston Facts, domestic travel at Hobby Airport increased by more than 7% to over 13 million passengers in ’18. Airlines that offer direct domestic flights from Hobby include American Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines. Southwest is currently the only airline out of Hobby offering direct international flights. The Partnership's 2019 Economic Highlights report says the Houston Airport System (HAS) offers nonstop flights to some 190 domestic and international destinations in 37 countries. Hobby is ranked as the 35th busiest airport in the nation.  Learn more about air transportation in Houston in Houston Facts. Read how Hobby performed last year in the 2019 Economic Highlights report and get a monthly aviation update. 
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Membership

New Partnership Members in December

1/9/20
The Greater Houston Partnership welcomed 12 new member companies in the month of December. The Partnership works to connect companies with resources, information and networking opportunities to help increase business while also providing a platform to influence the direction of the region. New members joining in the month of December include: American Art Resources: American Art Resources is a turnkey art consulting firm primarily for healthcare, hospitality and corporations that provides consulting, project management, procurement, printing, framing and installation. Website Sidley Austin LLP: Sidley Austin LLP is a general practice law firm based in the United States, with a focus on expertise in transactional and litigation matters. Website Inclusive Space: Experts in creating and implementing ERGs; Sought-after speaker/presenter and panelist. Provides coming out coaching to LGBTQ+ and their allies. Website Vaco Houston: Vaco Houston provides expert business consulting, permanent placement, executive search and strategic staffing for companies around the world, in the areas accounting, finance, technology, healthcare, operations, administration and more. Website Hays PLC: Recruitment for Construction, Manufacturing, and Energy industries of construction, finance and IT professionals. Website Reset Parking Partners: RESET connects owners seeking to leverage and grow their assets to Private Equity capital and infrastructure Service Providers. Website Joeris General Contractors Ltd.: Joeris General Contractors Ltd. Is a commercial general contractor and construction manager. Website MPACT Strategic Consulting: MPACT Strategic Consulting helps public and private organizations solve complex challenges with transformative and sustainable solutions. Website Accountable-LLC: Accountable-LLC works with you to clean, organize, and strategize your accounting. Whether we start in the weeds, or refine and manage your existing books, we’re excited to help you understand your business’s financial standing. Website Cirque Du Soleil: Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian entertainment company and the largest contemporary circus producer in the world. Website Strategic Public Affairs: Strategic Public Affairs provides business leaders with the means to evaluate and affect how government, the public, and the media impact both their company goals and commerce in general. Website Ignite Healthcare: Ignite Health is a leading nonprofit organization engaging dynamic executive-level women to build relationships, generate innovative ideas and solutions to impact the future of healthcare. Website Click here to see the Partnership's Membership Directory. To learn more about membership with the Greater Houston Partnership click here, or contact membership@houston.org.
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