Travelers should confirm with airlines before going to Houston airports
Houston Airport System (September 11, 2008) -- On Friday, September 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. local time all airlines will cease commercial flight operations in and out of George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and will not resume until further notice. No airline service is presently expected to operate at IAH on Saturday, September 13, 2008.The Houston Airport System strongly recommends that customers not go to the airports unless they have a confirmed seat and that they have also confirmed with their airline that the flight is still operating. Please check with your airline for further flight schedule changes or contact the Houston Airport System flight tracking information line at 281-230-7000 or www.fly2houston.com for further information.
Continental Airlines is implementing a flight schedule reduction at its Houston hub at IAH for Friday and Saturday in anticipation of deteriorating weather conditions caused by Hurricane Ike. A reduced flight schedule will take effect on Friday, September 12 at IAH. Most mainline jet departures should operate normally until early afternoon on Friday. After that time, Continental does not expect to operate mainline jet flights at IAH. Continental Express and Continental Connection regional airline flights will be suspended earlier on Friday, starting between mid-morning and mid-day. No Continental, Continental Express or Continental Connection flight operations are expected at Houston on Saturday.
Southwest Airlines has announced it will suspend flight operations at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport starting Friday, September 12, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. local time. Customers who are scheduled to fly in and out of Hobby Airport are advised to contact their individual airlines to determine when flights will resume.
Both Bush Intercontinental and Hobby Airports will remain open for emergency operations and essential activities only. However the airports will not operate as shelters. Passengers should be aware that hotels and motels near the airports may not have availability.