Abilene Regional Airport reopens after runway thaws


Abilene Regional Airport reopened Monday morning. ABILENE, Texas -

It was closed for 26 hours because of ice on the runway.

The airport is open! This weather affected many areas, pls check or 800.433.7300 for flight status as our scheduled flts are showing delays. @AmericanAir is doing their best to get crews and aircrafts back on schedule!

— Abilene Airport (@ABIairport) January 1, 2018

Don Green, Director of Aviation, told KTXS they pre-treated the runway with chemicals on Saturday.

“Ice is hard to contend with,” Green said.

The airport closed at 7 a.m. Sunday. It reopened at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Unfortunately, the airport is closed for the day/night. Please check flight status and rebooking info at or 800.433.7300. We will keep our social channels up to date as we learn more. #txwx

— Abilene Airport (@ABIairport) December 31, 2017

Green said the last time the airport closed because of ice on the runway was 2015.

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