United Airlines Unveils Renovated Terminal B South Concourse at Bush Intercontinental Airport
United Airlines said it will open its new Terminal B south concourse at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on May 1, 2013. The airline plans to phase in its use of the new concourse over the coming two weeks, and the first 15 gates will be fully operational at the start of next month.
The $97 million concourse is dedicated to United Express regional flights. At 225,000 square feet (20,903 square meters), the facility is nearly four times the size of the previous south concourse.
There will be 17 food, beverage, and retail outlets spread over 15,000 square feet (1,393 square meters) of space, a 500% increase in concession space over the previous concourse. Included in the outlets will be two celebrity chef establishments, 3rd Bar Oyster & Eating House, operated by Chef Bryan Caswell, and the Fruteria, run by Chef Johnny Hernandez.
Other eating venues located in the terminal will include Whataburger, which offers specialty hamburgers, Bullrito’s, offering Tex-Mex, and Barcuterie, which will have cured meats and cheeses. The concourse will also have a Starbucks, Panda Express, and Famous Famiglia, as well as shopping options including Brookstone, The Body Shop, and Boutique iStore.
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