Travelers arriving at the Corpus Christi International Airport were met with some morning flight delays recently. Corpus Christi International Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located five nautical miles (9 km) west of the Centra business district of Corpus Christi, Texas, United States.
Foggy skies caused havoc for travellers coming and going from Corpus Christi International airport. American Airlines and Southwest were mostly affected, however United Airlines had one flight delay. Most passengers were delayed up to about an hour or so, with some flights canceled altogether. People were getting home after celebrating Thanksgiving.
Kim Bridger, the spokesperson of the Corpus Christi International Airport said that the fog was thick enough and the airlines decided to take the precaution to cancel or delay some flights. He added that it’s better for all and everyone should be glad that the airlines do that.
The Corpus Christi International Airport is frequently used by United Express and Southwest Airlines as a diversion station in case of weather problems in Houston. On 18th Novemeber, a fire onboard a United Airlines jet caused flight delays at the Corpus Christi International Airport.
The 7 a.m. flight to Houston was delayed a few hours as were the next couple of flights leaving from that gate. However no one was injured in the incident as it happened before the crew boarded the flight.
Officials have advised to the travellers to communicate with the airline they are flying, and as always, check the airport’s website for flight status.