Both Southwest Airlines and United Airlines will state their cases to residents who live near Houston Hobby Airport Monday morning. After representatives from each airline state their cases, the Houston City Council will vote on the $100 million proposed expansion. For Monday, residents near Hobby will have a chance to hear what it could mean to them. Southwest Airlines is proposing to offer international flights out of Hobby Airport that will take customers to several popular Latin American destinations. United is opposed to Southwest expanding out at Hobby citing that the measure will take away hundreds of jobs out at the airport.
Last week, both Southwest and United Airlines each presented their cases to the Caribbean and Latin America at city council chambers. According to Southwest Airlines’ research, the demand for international flights from the low-cost carrier is high. They also say that their measure will bring 10,000 jobs to Houston Hobby Airport. United says that the proposal will take away jobs and opportunities away from both Houston Hobby and Bush UAH. They also believe that the offering of international flights from Southwest will cost jobs and resources needed at Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Representatives from both airlines will present their positions during a meeting at the One America’s Plaza on Canal in east Houston, which is next to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. The meeting begins Monday morning at 11:30 a.m.
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