Hong Kong Flights Resume

(Photo: HKAA)

Hong Kong International Airport (IATA: HKG) is resuming normal operations after two days of widespread cancellations. Several hundred passenger flights were cancelled on Monday and Tuesday (August 12+13) after protesters occupied landside areas of the terminal buildings.

The Hong Kong Airport Authority has obtained a temporary injunction banning protesters from entering some areas.

Its statement said: “The Airport Authority has obtained an interim injunction to restrain persons from unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use of Hong Kong International Airport.
“Persons are also restrained from attending or participating in any demonstration or protest or public order event in the Airport other than in the area designated by the Airport Authority. The interim injunction expressly provides that nothing in the interim injunction shall be construed as authorising any demonstration, protest or public order event contrary to the Public Order Ordinance.”

Additional security measures are also in place to restrict access to the terminal. Currently, only staff and travellers with a valid boarding passe are allowed in.