Southwest Airlines will begin serving flyers in April from George Bush Intercontinental Airport near Humble, according to a Dec. 10 news release from the airline.

Starting April 12, travelers will be able to fly nonstop daily from IAH to five destinations: Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Nashville and New Orleans. Flights will be as low as $29 one way from IAH to New Orleans, with the most expensive starting ticket fare being one-way flights to Denver and Chicago for $79, according to the release.

In a statement posted to the Houston Airport System's social media page on Dec. 10, HAS Director of Aviation Mario Diaz said the airline will be operating out of Terminal A.

"Southwest Airlines will continue its exceptional service and operations out of Hobby Airport, and its new service out of Bush Airport will only complement its current offerings," the statement read.

The Dallas-based airline announced in mid-October it would be returning to IAH in the first half of 2021, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. The airline has been flying out of William P. Hobby Airport, located in southeast Houston, for roughly 30 years.

Southwest Airlines operated from IAH when the airline first opened in 1971 to 1972, then again between 1980 and 2005, according to the Dec. 10 release.

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