Terminal B security checkpoint at Bush Airport closed due to shortage of TSA workers

Passengers will be routed to either Terminal C or E until further notice

By Brittany Taylor

HOUSTON - Terminal B ticketing and security checkpoint at George Bush Intercontinental Airport is now closed due to a shortage of TSA workers, who are not being paid due to the U.S. government shutdown, KSAT 12's sister station KPRC in Houston reports.

Bush Airport tweeted that passengers will be routed to either Terminal C or E until further notice.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner advised all passengers to arrive at the airport two hours before their flight because the government shutdown is causing change.

Houston Airports released the following statement:

"Due to staffing issues associated with the partial shutdown of the federal government, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security checkpoint and the ticketing counter in Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport closed at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, and will remain closed the rest of the day.

"Flights scheduled to depart from Terminal B will operate as normal. Passengers with flights scheduled to depart from Terminal B are being directed to the ticket counters and TSA checkpoints located in Terminal C and Terminal E. 

"Passengers are encouraged to arrive early and give themselves extra time to check in for their flights and to clear the security checkpoints. For passengers flying out of Terminal B, once checked in passengers can walk or take the Skyway tram to Terminal B to reach their departing gate. Passengers can utilize the interactive terminal map available on fly2houston.com to help navigate their way back to Terminal B. That information can be found at this link."

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