Harvey Update: Houston Airports Resume Limited Domestic Service

United Airlines at George Bush Intercontinental Airport // Photo by AP Photo/David J. Phillip/Newscred

The rains have stopped but the flooding largely remains an issue in Houston, TX after Hurricane Harvey made landfall last week. Some encouraging news, however, is that George Bush Intercontinental Airport announced on its website that the Houston airports have resumed limited domestic airline passenger service

"The plan is to begin a phased return to service, with full service expected by this weekend," the website says. "Contact your air carrier for specific flight status updates regarding your flight. Only those with a ticket for a confirmed scheduled flight should come to the airport. Many roads around the City of Houston are still unsafe for travel, therefore, we urge all passengers to take their time arriving to the airports and to solidify a safe route to and/or from our facilities."

On its website, JetBlue said that although roadways are open, conditions in certain areas may require additional travel time and to help minimize congestion, it's recommended that only ticketed customers travel to the airport. Travelers can keep and eye out on www.drivetexas.org to stay up to date on road conditions.

Earlier this week, Carnival announced that its three ships that dock in the Port of Galveston – the Carnival Breeze, Carnival Valor and Carnival Freedom – will begin docking there today, September 1, when the port was scheduled to reopen.

According to the South Florida Business JournalCarnival Freedom will dock at the Port of Galveston on Friday and disembark passengers in time for its September 2 trip taking place as scheduled; Carnival Valor will arrive in the Port of Galveston Friday to unload cruisers: its August 31 sailing was cancelled but the September 4 sailing will operate as scheduled; Carnival Breeze will disembark at the Port of Galveston on Saturday and its September 3 sailing will take place as scheduled; and the Miami-based Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas is expected to arrive at the Port of Galveston today with its September 3 voyage sailing as scheduled.

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