The FAA has completed a redesign of airspace, introduced new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and made use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the Houston Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. Some of the airports in the focus area include: 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.

Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAAHouston Metroplex Post Implementation Team

$5.3 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

1.8 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

15.7 Thousand Metric Tons

Carbon Savings

The Metroplex procedural improvements have been completed. These annual benefits are based on post-implementation estimates. The value of the fuel savings is based on a $2.85 per gallon rate. The data estimates are current as of July 2015.

Houston Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY14)

Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)

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Commercial Air Carriers
General Aviation
Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY14)
FY Commercial Air Carrier General Aviation Military Total Operations
2009 1,835 997 12 2,844
2010 1,810 924 12 2,745
2011 1,831 869 19 2,720
2012 1,793 784 16 2,593
2013 1,778 835 15 2,628
2014 1,785 809 15 2,609

Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY14)

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

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Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY14)
FY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Scheduled Flights 1,694 1,655 1,651 1,621 1,463 1,615

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