Galveston County is served by four public-use airports: GLS, HOU, EFD and IAH.
Scholes International Airport
Scholes International Airport on Galveston Island is a city-owned, public-use airport. The airport features two 6,000 ft. runways that are long enough to accommodate airplanes as large as the Boeing 767.
William P. Hobby Airport
William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is an international airport in Houston, located 7 miles from downtown about 10 miles from Galveston County. Hobby is Houston’s oldest commercial airport, and was its primary, until 1969.
Houston Hobby is a major focus city for Southwest Airlines, which operates international and domestic flights there. Hobby is classified as a medium-sized airport and has four runways, ranging in length from 5,000 to 7,600 feet.
Ellington Airport / Houston Spaceport
Ellington Airport (EFD) is a public and military use airport in Harris County, Texas. It is owned by the City of Houston and located 15 miles southeast of downtown Houston and five miles north of Galveston County. The airport does not have scheduled commercial passenger service.
The airport is the 10th FAA licensed commercial spaceport in the United State The City of Houston recently approved almost $19 million for improvements to streets, water, wastewater, electrical power distribution facilities and communications facilities.
George Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport
Houston Intercontinental (IAH) is the world’s 48th busiest, and the 15th busiest in the United States. The airport is also a major hub for United. Galveston County is located 42 miles from Houston Intercontinental.