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George Bush Intercontinental Airport is a Class B international airport in the city of Houston, Texas, United States serving the Greater Houston area. Located 20 miles (32 km drive north of Downtown Houston between Interstate 45 and U.S. Highway 59, Bush Intercontinental is Texas's second-largest air facility—after Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport—covering an area of 10,000 acres (40 km²). The airport has scheduled flights to destinations in the United States and international destinations in Asia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Middle East and scheduled charter flights to Africa. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is named after George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States.
George Bush Intercontinental Airport served 42,979,207 passengers in 2007 making the airport the eighth busiest for total passengers in North America. In 2006, the airport was named the fastest growing of the top ten airports in the United States by the United States Department of Transportation. Houston is home to the headquarters of Continental Airlines, and Bush Intercontinental is Continental's largest hub, with an average of over 700 daily departures.
This photo of the right wing with a strake also known as a leading edge extension I took from the window of Continetal Express Jet Embraer 135.

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