Hong Kong Airport reports serious disruption; protests continue in terminal

By Andrew Pentol |

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All flights have been cancelled for the rest of the day (12 August) with the exception of departing flights which have completed the check-in process and arrival flights which are already heading to Hong Kong.

Hong Kong International Airport has reported serious disruption as anti-government protests continue for a fourth day in the main terminal.

According to an Airport Authority Hong Kong statement seen by TRBusiness, all check-in services for departure flights have been suspended.

All flights have been cancelled for the rest of the day (12 August) with the exception of departing flights, which have completed the check-in process and arrival flights which are already heading to Hong Kong.

In addition to disruption caused by the protests, the airport also had to contend with transport worker strikes which stopped more than 200 flights to Asian destinations last week.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE

Regarding the current situation, the statement said: “The Airport Emergency Centre has been activated and the airport authority will work closely with its business partners with a view to resuming airport operations as soon as possible.

“Affected passengers are reminded to pay attention to the latest flight information through the airport’s website and the ‘HKG My Flight’ mobile app.

“The traffic to the airport is very congested and spaces at all car parks are already full. Members of the public are advised not to come to the airport.”

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