Hong Kong Airport Cancels Departing Passenger Flights Again

Protests at Hong Kong International Airport have led to the cancellation of more than 200 departing passenger flights over the last two days. (Photo: KEY Tom Allett)

Renewed protests at Hong Kong International Airport have led the airport’s operating company, the Hong Kong Airport Authority, to suspend all further departing passenger flights for the evening of August 13. Inbound passenger flights are still being allowed to land.

A statement on the HKAA website, issued at 17:15 local time said:

“Terminal operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted, and all check-in processes have now been suspended.

“All passengers are advised to leave the terminal buildings as soon as possible. Affected passengers please contact their respective airlines for flight arrangement.”

About 160 departing passenger flights were cancelled due to protests held at the the airport on August 12.