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Flight cancellations continue into Tuesday

2019-08-13 HKT 08:14
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  • Flight cancellations continue into Tuesday
  • A protester at the airport on Monday. Photo: RTHK
    A protester at the airport on Monday. Photo: RTHK
Air passengers are facing a second day of disruption as Hong Kong International Airport slowly gets back to capacity, following Monday's mass protest. Hundreds of flights are still marked as cancelled.

Three days of peaceful anti-extradition protests that began on Friday at the airport arrivals hall spilled over into a fourth day following allegations of heavy-handed policing against protesters across Hong Kong. Protesters headed to the airport in droves and the departure hall was also affected, leading the Airport Authority to cancel all flights on Monday afternoon.

The Airport Authority told passengers to pay attention to the latest flight information on the airport's website and its HKG My Flight mobile app. According to the app, many departures had been cancelled, though some flights to Japan and Australia appeared to be taking off.

Most Cathay Pacific flights appear to have been affected. The airline advised passengers to postpone non-essential travel from Hong Kong and not to head to the airport. It also said in-town check-in services had been suspended.

Cathay said a limited number of flights would be operating for connecting passengers, who are currently in transit at Hong Kong International Airport.