Big changes coming to IAH

HOUSTON - Travelers flying to and from George Bush Intercontinental Airport will see some major changes over the next few years.

A new general manager at the airport plans to overhaul, update and increase routes for travelers.

Carl Newman came to Houston with more than 30 years of aviation experience. He most recently served as an assistant aviation director at Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport.

Newman said he plans to gut Terminal D at IAH. The entire international terminal will be new, and that will cost more than $100 million.

"We are going to be a couple years out, though, before we see some real change in Terminal D," Newman said.

Newman said he also plans to change the outdoor signage.

"We're going to change the signage over the next year so it does a better job of directing people to where they need to go," he said. "They are also going to be much more esthetically pleasing."

Newman is overseeing a major renovation project that has already started in Terminal B. Some of the projects will be completed next year.

There are already plans in the works to generate more growth, including more domestic and international routes.

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