IAH Airport Terminal E

Terminal E / Federal Inspection Services (FIS) is Bush Intercontinental Airport's newest terminal. The $440 million terminal serves the international traveler and has been designed to streamline the customs, immigration and baggage process for travelers coming to Houston.

The massive 784,000 square foot building has three levels:

  • Basement Level - includes automated baggage-handling and baggage re-check tunnels
  • First Floor/Level One (1) - 12 baggage claim belts for luggage pick up by passengers; re-check counters for checking baggage through for domestic flights once Customs is cleared; and a meet and greet lobby where arriving passengers exit Customs processing to meet their friends or for car pick-up, or to continue on to ground transportation.
  • Second Floor/Level Two (2) - CBP (Customs and Border Protection) inspection hall where arriving passengers are processed through Passport Control by U.S. Customs and Border protection officers. Continental Airlines ticket lobby and the secured bridge connections to Terminals D and E are also located on the second level.

The CBP Inspection Hall includes 84 Federal Inspections Services (FIS) booths. When fully staffed, these booths can process 4,500 arriving passengers per hour. This doubles the airport's prior processing capability.