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Houston airports returning to full service

United Airlines B787 Dreamliner

Houston’s airports are expected to return to “full service” by the end of Monday (September 4) following the disruption caused by Hurricane Harvey.

George Bush Intercontinental and William P Hobby airports in Houston have been undergoing a “phased return to service” over the last few days after being closed last week following massive flooding.

Houston Airport System, which runs both airports, said that around 585 flights operated to and from George Bush Intercontinental on Sunday (September 3).

British Airways operated one of its two daily flights to George Bush Intercontinental on both Saturday and Sunday (September 2-3), and plans to fly both services on Monday (September 4). All other non-US “flag-carriers” have also resumed flights to the airport.

United has been building up its flights from Houston in recent days and expects to have 80 per cent operational by September 7 with all flights running normally by September 8. The airline has extended its “travel waiver” until September 12.

American Airlines, Delta and Jet Blue returned to their normal schedules from Hobby airport on Sunday (September 3). Southwest Airlines also restarted flights on Saturday (September 2) with international services due to resume on Monday (September 4).

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