Starting Monday, April 12, Southwest Airlines will start flying travelers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport for the first time in 16 years. The flights will be non-stop to five destinations.

Southwest Airlines will be working 15 daily departures to five destinations from Bush Airport’s Terminal A. The destinations incorporate numerous non-stop trips to and from Chicago Midway Airport, Denver, Dallas Love Field Airport, Nashville and New Orleans, with some one-way fares as low as $29 dollars.

Southwest first-served Houston through George Bush Intercontinental in 1971. Southwest served Bush Airport until 1972 and again somewhere in the range of 1980 and 2005.

Trumaine Young, a Houstonian who flies often, said he is amped up for the change.

“The bags… you don’t have to worry about baggage, the comfortability. Every time I travel, I want to travel in peace and Southwest is the best thing you can do,” Young said.

All activities at Hobby will continue as before. IAH and Southwest Airlines will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday.

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