DALLAS - Houston and Continental Airlines plan a nearly fivefold expansion of Terminal B of George Bush Intercontinental Airport that will take nearly a decade and cost roughly $1.2 billion.

The terminal will house a new Federal Inspections Services facility to handle the increasing number of international travelers, according to the Houston Airport System. Continental and its Continental Express account for roughly 86% of passengers at Bush, which is about 20 miles north of downtown.

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