Private Airports in Houston

Flying by private plane has become a growing phenomenon, and its popularity has grown in part thanks to social media, where celebrities and influencers show off flying in seemingly lavish style across the globe. However, private jets aren’t just for the elite or very rich.

Some people choose to fly private for luxury or increased comfort. Travelling by private jet also allows you to choose from a wider range of airports. Other people prefer private jets to bypass TSA or avoid dealing hasty cancellations. And luxurious facilities at most private airports help ensure you make the most of your time on the ground.

Life just feels easier at private terminals. Instead of waiting in long lines, you can simply drive onto the tarmac, check in, climb aboard and be on your way. Furthermore, many private airports are “fixed-base operators” (FBOs), which are very stylish and go the extra mile with services and amenities.

When planning your next trip, here are the private airports in Houston to consider.


William P Hobby Airport – HOU

The oldest commercial airport in Houston, which opened in 1969, now has the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and five FBOs. These private luxury lounges not only offer refreshments and free Wi-Fi, but also business facilities and showers.


Houston Executive Airport – TME

This privately owned airport opened in 2007 by a local businessman and pilot, Ron Henrikson. Popular for business travel, it’s located 28 miles west of Houston to serve the Energy Corridor and others in close proximity to I-10.


Sugar Land Regional Airport – SGR

There is one FBO at this public-use airport used primarily for general aviation. It features luxury lounges, complimentary refreshments, free Wi-Fi conference rooms, showers and sleeping rooms.


West Houston Airport – IWS

This small, privately-owned airport is mostly made up of public, general aviation, and there is also a flight school on site with over 375 aircraft. But it also has one FBO, and for clients who need a place to relax before or after their flight, the airport has a luxury lounge with free Wi-Fi and light refreshments.


David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport – DWH

Houston has one of the largest privately owned airports in the country. With two FBOs, it specializes in general aviation, but also business flights and military aviation. The luxury lounge includes a theatre room and light refreshments.


Conroe-North Houston Executive Airport – CXO

Located in Montgomery County, this airport was constructed for the military during World War II before converting to a civilian airport in 1945. It has two FBOs and two runways.


Houston Southwest Airport – AXH

This public airport in Fort Bend is ideal for anyone in the area looking to avoid busy international airports while still be close to the central business district of Houston. It has one FBO and a number of flight schools.




Jocelyn Sexton is a marketing and corporate communications professional with more than 15 years of writing experience. She is a passionate storyteller and has worked in a variety of industries, including a stint in state government where she worked to promote Texas food with the Department of Agriculture. She earned an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has an undergraduate degree in Journalism-Public Relations from the University of North Texas.

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