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Galveston airport close to reopening after Hurricane Ike


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Galveston's Scholes International Airport (KGLS) is getting pretty close to reopening. It's been closed since Hurricane Ike hit in 2008.

http://galvestondailynews.com/story/213094

“This wasn’t slow rising water,” airport director Hud Hopkins said. “This was a surge. It blew everything out. We had debris that was about waist-high in the building.”

Officials decided to restore the terminal to its 1950s look and selected a local contractor, Sullivan’s Land Services, to do the work.

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Maybe one day we'll get commercial flights. Highly unlikely though.

There are airports smaller than GLS with commercial service. Usually the local government kicks back a certain amount per passenger that the airline brings in. Maybe when the economy recovers, the city or county government can look into that.

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