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Southwest Airlines airlifted around 500 of its customers out of closed Houston Hobby Airport Sunday,
The passengers were stranded inside the Houston airport when the FAA closed it earlier Sunday morning due to extreme Hurricane warning. All roads to and from the airport were also closed. It was unclear how many others were stuck at the airport.
After receiving clearance from FAA, Southwest also flew out five of the airline’s stranded Boeing 737s from the airport back to Love Field in Dallas on the same Sunday evening.
Hobby Airport is expected to remain closed to all non-emergency air traffic until August 30 at the earliest, according to the FAA.
Without working airport lights at Hobby Airport, the Southwest aircraft had to move quickly before the sun set over the storm-battered city.
Separately, with those five aircraft able to depart Sunday, the airline still has 10 remaining aircraft on the ground at Hobby, according to the sources.
A Houston Airport System statement at midday on Sunday said George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Hobby Airport are closed to commercial flights until further notice.
— Evan Smith (@evanasmith) August 27, 2017
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