(Up to date Aug. 26, 10:15 P.M. with particulars on American Airways)
A complete of 414 flights had been canceled at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston as of Wednesday afternoon as Hurricane Laura, now a Class four storm, bears down on the Texas coast.
The Houston Airport System additionally stated on its web site that 66 flights have been canceled at Pastime Airport.
United Airways has canceled greater than 600 flights throughout its community, together with all flights by means of its hub at Houston Intercontinental Airport, for Wednesday and Thursday. Flight cancellations additionally affect companies transport cargo with the service.
The variety of flights canceled is far fewer than regular as a result of airways are solely flying restricted schedules in the course of the COVID-19 disaster. United is working about 230 flights per day by means of Houston in comparison with 545 segments per day earlier than the pandemic, in keeping with spokesman David Gonzalez.
Earlier Wednesday, United Cargo stated it was proscribing reservations and transport of medical, funeral and temperature-controlled shipments at Houston Intercontinental.
Southwest Airways proactively suspended flights from Houston Pastime by means of at the very least 1 p.m. on Thursday. The airline will make schedule changes as essential to make sure buyer and worker security, a spokesperson stated.
American Airways canceled 19 flights at this time and has 36 cancellations deliberate for Thursday, spokeswoman Whitney Zastrow stated.
In a associated improvement, logistics supplier Dunavent stated its distribution group in Houston closed operations at three p.m. Wednesday so workers may discover shelter. The corporate could have minimal workers onsite Thursday however stated it expects to renew full operations on Friday.
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