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When Will Houston’s Airports Open Again?

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Houston’s two major airports will reopen on Wednesday after being closed since Sunday due to massive flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey.

The airfields, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport, said Wednesday that they would resume limited domestic flights at 4 p.m. CDT.

“We will attempt to begin a phased return to service, with full service expected by this weekend,” read a statement posted on both airports’ respective Facebook pages.

As of Wednesday, the majority of flights scheduled to depart from and arrive at both airports were cancelled, according to aviation tracking site FlightAware. On Wednesday, 573 flights leaving from and 560 arriving at Bush Intercontinental were cancelled, while 165 flights leaving from and 166 flights arriving at Hobby were also cancelled. Thousands of flights in total have been cancelled because of the storm.


Many airlines were offering passengers the chance to rebook their flights ahead of the storm.

Hurricane Harvey, now a tropical storm, has resulted in at least 22 deaths, while thousands of residents have been displaced. The storm’s overall impact will only increase as it dumps additional rain on parts of Texas and Louisiana through the rest of the week.

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