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Top 9 Private Jet Airports in Houston


One of the luxuries of private jet travel is being able to choose where you land. Fly into the airport that’s closest to your destination, or select the one that provides great service and facilities. Here are the top nine private jet airports in and around Houston, Texas.

William P Hobby Airport - HOU

William P Hobby Airport is the oldest commercial airport in Houston. It served as the primary city airport until the opening of George Bush Intercontinental Airport in 1969. The original art deco terminal now houses the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, a homage to Houston’s aviation history. A selection of five fixed-base operators or FBOs (an organization allowed by the airport to operate onsite, providing services from re-fuelling to visitor parking) offer private lounges with excellent business facilities, showers, Wi-Fi, plus an on-site fitness center.

  • Year opened: 1927
  • Distance from Houston: 7 miles
  • Land area: 1,304 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 5


David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport - DWH

With three runways (including a 2,530-foot waterway for seaplanes), David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport is the busiest general aviation airport in Texas, and among the busiest in the nation. Hooks Airport is home to two FBOs with VIP lounges, concierge services and business facilities. The airport is owned by Texan Jag Gill, making it one of the few privately-owned airports to have a Federal Aviation Administration control tower.

  • Year opened: 1963
  • Distance from Houston: 30 miles
  • Land area: 480 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 2


Sugar Land Regional Airport - SGR

Sugar Land Regional Airport, the Houston area’s third busiest airport, is a general aviation airport with a focus on business travel. Located 17 miles southwest of Houston’s Central Business District, Sugar Land is popular with many Fortune 500 companies. The 20,000-square-foot corporate aviation terminal features complimentary refreshments, accommodation, showers, conference rooms and a courtesy car to access nearby restaurants.

  • Year opened: 1936
  • Distance from Houston: 17 miles
  • Land area: 426 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 1


Houston Executive Airport - TME

Houston Executive Airport opened in 2007 with backing from local businessman and aviation enthusiast Ron Henriksen. A relatively new airport, Houston Executive was built to serve the Energy Corridor area of Houston. Its proximity to Interstate 10 makes it a popular choice for visiting businessmen. The Henriksen Jet Center is the only FBO on site, and offers concierge services, complimentary refreshments and a comfortable lounge.

  • Year opened: 2007
  • Distance from Houston: 28 miles
  • Land area: 1,900 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 1


West Houston Airport - IWS

West Houston Airport is a small privately-owned, general-aviation airport just 13 miles west of downtown Houston. The airport has an onsite FAA-certified flight school as well as a maintenance center and upholstery shop. For travelers seeking a place to relax before or after their flight, West Houston Airport is equipped with a well-appointed lounge, conference rooms, Wi-Fi and continental breakfast.

  • Year opened: 1964
  • Distance from Houston: 13 miles
  • Land area: 200 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 1


Conroe-North Houston Executive Airport - CXO

Conroe-North Houston Executive Airpor is located about 37 miles north of Houston in Conroe, Montgomery County. The airport was originally built during World War II for military use, and converted to a civilian airport in 1945. Conroe-North Houston has two runways and two FBOs offering luxurious lounges, light refreshments and Wi-Fi.

  • Year opened: 1944
  • Distance from Houston: 37 miles
  • Land area: 1,277 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 2


Pearland Regional Airport - LVJ

Formerly known as Clover Field, Pearland Regional Airport is a public-use general aviation airport built to accommodate smaller private jets. Due to its 4,313-foot runway, turboprops and light jets are able to land at Pearland. The airport has one FBO that offers a courtesy car, coffee and freshly-baked cookies, Wifi, concierge services and conference room facilities.

  • Year opened: 1950
  • Distance from Houston: 24 miles
  • Land area: 450 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 1


Houston Southwest Airport - AXH

Houston Southwest Airport is a public-use airport in Arcola, Fort Bend. Located just 15 miles from Houston, it’s a popular choice for those looking to land close to the central business district. Houston Southwest is primarily used for general aviation, with a number of flight schools and maintenance operations located onsite. The FBO offers a comfortable lounge providing refreshments, computer stations and a courtesy car for local trips.

  • Year opened: 1979
  • Distance from Houston: 15 miles
  • Land area: 1,880 acres
  • Number of FBOs: 1

Travelers can also fly into George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Houston’s air transport hub. For more details on IAH, visit our article on the Top 10 Airports for Private Jets in the United States.

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