Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental airport has been closed until “at least” Thursday (August 31) due to severe flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Although the airport’s website says it is “closed until further notice”, United Airlines has confirmed that all of its flights to George Bush International will be cancelled until “at least” noon on Thursday. While British Airways said it has cancelled all flights to Houston "up to and including Wednesday, August 30".
“Due to Hurricane Harvey, United flights to and from Houston Intercontinental are cancelled until at least noon on Thursday, August 31, and additional flights to and from Texas and the Gulf Coast may be affected,” said United in a statement.
BA said it was keeping its Houston flights "under review, pending the latest information from the airport authorities and the emergency services dealing with the flooding".
George Bush airport added in a series of tweets: “Operations are still stopped until further notice. We are doing everything we can to resume operations once it's safe to do so.
“Flights into/out of the Houston airports are limited to humanitarian flights and first responder support for hurricane recovery.”
Houston’s second airport William P Hobby has also been closed until further notice, as the Texas city experienced a record 30 inches of rain - forecasters have warned that this level of rainfall could double later this week.