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Airport aims to resume flights from early Tuesday

2019-08-12 HKT 20:01
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The Airport Authority said on Monday night that it's working with airlines on rescheduling flights after operations were disrupted by a thousands of protesters.

It said it was talking to airlines about rescheduling flights from 6am on Tuesday, but warned passengers to check on the status of their flight before coming to the airport.

The Authority had to cancel almost flights in and out of Hong Kong from about 3pm on Monday after protesters occupied the arrival and departure halls.

That affected the travel plans for tens of thousands of passengers using the airport, which handles, on average, about 800 flights a day.

The protest marked the fourth day of a sit-in, which started out as a bid to draw the world's attention to anti-government demonstrations.

Most of the protesters had left by Monday evening, saying they had achieved their aim of disrupting operations at the airport.

Many protesters had also received messages that police were planning to clear the airport.

One RTHK reporter saw large groups of people walking all the way to the Tung Chung MTR, which is over five kilometres away. One woman said that many decided that it was better to walk rather than wait for buses.

Last updated: 2019-MM-DD HKT 17:39