By the end of November, 5,812,018 international passengers traveled through Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and Houston’s international passenger traffic will easily eclipse six million for 2004 when the December numbers are added.

The Houston Airport System (HAS) also continued its steady growth in the volume of freight moved, especially at Hobby. In November, 23.7% more freight was moved through HOU than in the same month in ‘03, and for the year, Hobby’s cargo numbers are up 13.4%. Southwest Airlines’ cargo operations led the way, increasing by 25.9% over November ‘03.

Overall growth for HAS’s cargo continues steady at 6.1% for the year. This year to date at IAH, international airfreight is up by 8.8% and domestic freight increased four percent.