Boeing Faulty Door

Airports

United cancels more Houston flights Tuesday as Boeing 737 Max 9 jets remain grounded

Posted on · Both United and Alaska Airlines, which utilize the new aircraft, said initial inspections revealed loose hardware on some of the planes in question. The airlines cancelled hundreds of flights Monday and Tuesday after a door panel on a Max 9 flew off mid-flight last week in Oregon.

Pappasito's Hobby

Airports

Sylvester Turner’s plan to amend Houston’s airport concessions contracts criticized by Pappas Restaurants, mayoral hopeful John Whitmire

Posted on · A proposed ordinance by Houston's outgoing mayor would require city council approval to terminate the existing concessions agreements at Hobby and Bush Intercontinental Airport as the city faces an ongoing lawsuit filed by a Pappas-led group, which was a longtime Hobby concessionaire that lost a competitive bid earlier this year.

Pictured is a United Airlines check-in area at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Feb. 20, 2020.

Airports

United celebrates $2.6 billion redevelopment at Bush Airport, but Houston City Controller has yet to clear project for takeoff

Posted on · Construction for the Terminal B expansion project will not start until the Houston City Council signs off on the city's initial contribution of $150 million, which it cannot do because outgoing city controller Chris Brown has not approved the funding. He says more due diligence is needed.

Pictured is a United Airlines check-in area at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Feb. 20, 2020.

Airports

Houston’s agreement with United Airlines on Bush Airport terminal redevelopment still awaiting approval of city controller

Posted on · Houston City Controller Chris Brown, an outgoing elected official like Mayor Sylvester Turner, is holding up a proposed payment of $150 million from the city to United Airlines as part of a $2.5 billion project at the city's largest airport. Brown said Monday his office is reviewing the plan and its potential impact on city's long-term finances.

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