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America's Safest Airports

George Bush Houston International

Courtesy of Houston Airport System

No. 3 George Bush Houston Intercontinental (IAH)

Score: 0.68

Runway Incidents (2006–2010): 19

Safety Innovations: The airport master plan calls for the creation of a perimeter taxiway system that will allow arriving or departing aircraft to loop around active runway areas rather than crossing them. And it can't come soon enough. By the end of 2011, IAH will be one of only four airports around the globe with direct flights to all six inhabited continents.

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