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Airport plans 900 flights, but delays to continue

2018-09-17 HKT 10:13
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  • Airport Express services resumed on Monday morning, but road transport in some areas was still disrupted. File photo: RTHK
    Airport Express services resumed on Monday morning, but road transport in some areas was still disrupted. File photo: RTHK
The Airport Authority said on Monday that a normal service will be resumed at the airport and it plans to operate as many as 900 flights throughout the day.

It said it will be operating both the runways to help clear the backlog of flights.

As Severe Typhoon Mangkhut approached Hong Kong, the airport shut down, cancelling all flights from and into the city, leaving tens of thousand of passengers stranded. The authority said a total of 889 flights were cancelled on Sunday.

Cathay Pacific said on its website that the service resumption would likely be very slow, and still subject to weather conditions. It said continued delays and some cancellations were also expected.

The Cathay statement also urged passengers whose flights are confirmed to head off early to the airport, as transport is still delayed or disrupted. It also noted that the MTR and Airport Express were providing the most reliable connection on Monday morning.

Airlines also warned passengers to be aware that long queues should be expected at check-in counters.

The Airport Authority urged passengers to check the latest flight information before heading to the airport.