Flight operations cease at Houston airports until further notice, officials say

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HOUSTON -- Flight operations have come to a halt at local airports, sources say.

Due to the severe weather, there will be no incoming or outgoing flights from Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports until further notice.

Officials confirmed flights will be limited to humanitarian flights and first responder support for hurricane recovery efforts in Houston and southeast Texas.

Floodwaters prevented access to and from Bush and Hobby, making it impossible for most passengers, flight crews, vendors and airport support personnel to reach the airports.

“The safety of our passengers is our primary concern.  Air Carriers at both of our airports have worked since the storm entered the gulf to manage their air passenger traffic to inconvenience as few travelers as possible,” said Houston Airport System Director Mario Diaz. “We are working diligently to make accommodations for those who were unable to reach their destination.”

Customers are advised to contact air carriers for flight details, rescheduling and waivers.

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