Southwest Airlines has inaugurated a new maintenance facility at the William P. Hobby International Airport in Houston highlighting the importance that the city has for the country’s largest national airline
It is the largest hangar of the company with 22,296 square meters that includes offices, training facilities, storage space and a hangar of 13,006 square meters. This allows the almost 400 Houston-based Technical Operations employees to work simultaneously on up to six 737 aircraft.
In addition, it has room for eight additional aircraft outside the hangar areas, replacing the smaller Southwest Technical Operations facilities at Hobby Airport, which opened in 1988.
The airline is currently investing in the construction of maintenance hangars at the Baltimore / Washington International Airport and Denver International Airport, as well as an expansion of its maintenance facilities at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
Including the projects in Denver and Baltimore, the airline expects to have eight maintenance hangars across the United States.