Houston’s Airports Remain Closed, Cancellations Top 5,250

By Paul Riegler on 28 August 2017
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Texas' largest airport, DFW, was largely unaffected by the storm

Texas’ largest airport, Dallas/Fort Wrth International, was largely unaffected by the storm

Houston’s two main airports, William P. Hobby and George W. Bush International, remain closed Monday as the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on the city.

More than 1,500 flights in the United States have been cancelled Monday as of 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time, according to FlightStats, a flight-tracking service, and 1,780 were cancelled on Sunday. More than 940 flights scheduled for Tuesday have already been cancelled as well, bringing the number of flights cancelled since Hurricane Harvey made landfall to over 5,250.

Meanwhile, the majority of roads leading to both airports remain flooded and impassable, making any reopening of the airports at the present time theoretical given that airline and airport workers would be unable to make it to work.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which was not along the storm’s path, was also affected, though not as severely, with cancellations and delays numbering approximately only 200 for Monday.

The Hobby and Bush airports are currently slated to reopen on August 30 and 31 respectively, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s airport status page.

“Due to WEATHER/ HURRICANE HARVEY, the George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) was closed as of Aug 27 at 10:24 AM CDT.  The date/time when the airport is expected to reopen is Aug 31 at 12:00 PM CDT.”

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