The FAA is redesigning airspace and addressing airspace inefficiencies, introducing new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures and making use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Houston Metroplex airspace more efficient and improving access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including David Wayne Hooks Memorial (DWH), William P. Hobby (HOU), George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and Sugar Land Regional (SGR). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the Houston Metroplex (please see the Reference Guide for additional information).

All results are reported by Fiscal Year (FY), October 1 — September 30.

Houston Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY13)

Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)

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Commercial Air Carriers
General Aviation
Average Daily Traffic
FY Commercial Air Carrier General Aviation Military Total Operations
2009 2,105 1,049 15 3,169
2010 2,080 973 17 3,070
2011 2,114 920 23 3,057
2012 2,074 832 20 2,926
2013 2,076 879 19 2,973

Average Daily Scheduled Flights

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)/Air Carrier Statistics Database

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Average Daily Scheduled Flights
FY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Scheduled Flights 1,937 1,898 1,904 1,866 1,710

Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA

$9.2 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

3.0 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

31.0 Thousand Metric Tons

Carbon Savings

These are annual benefits expected to accrue upon completion of the NextGen near-term procedural improvements implemented by the FAA's Metroplex program. They are based on the FAA's preliminary assessment of proposed airspace improvements compared to operations in a year before any improvements were made. The value of the projected fuel savings is based on prevailing fuel prices at the time the analysis was conducted and could therefore differ from values used for other metroplexes. The data estimates are current as of July 2013.

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