Traveling through Houston's William P. Hobby airport just keeps getting easier.
The Houston Airport System unveiled a renovated airport baggage claim in late June (part of a $350 million project to upgrade existing facilities), and on Friday morning, officials participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the ticket level entrance ramp that has been under construction these past 10 months. The completion of that ramp comes six weeks ahead of schedule.
Plus, locally-headquartered Pappas Bar-B-Q opens to travelers on Friday as Hobby's first full-service restaurant. The lobby restaurant will serve up meats on a sandwich or a plate, in baked potato, salad or breakfast taco-form, with amenities including a full bar, to-go service, ice-cold beer and Wi-Fi.
These upgrades are delivered on the backdrop of Southwest Airlines' approved proposal for international service out of Hobby. Southwest plans to begin construction on a five-gate, $100 million international terminal next year.
Something tells us this isn't the last we'll see of improvements at Hobby.