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Allow more time for in-town check-in service

2019-08-13 HKT 14:49
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Flight passengers using in-town check-in service at Hong Kong and Kowloon MTR stations should allow themselves more time on Tuesday.

The MTR Corporation said they are required to check in two hours before their scheduled flight departure time, instead of the usual 90 minutes.

Meanwhile, the Airport Express is running at 15-minute intervals, rather than 10-minute intervals normally.

Some demonstrators returned to the airport on Tuesday for another round of protest. The rally on Monday shut down the airport.

One of the protesters, surnamed Leung, told RTHK the most effective way to put pressure on the government is to paralyse the economy.

"I think its impact is necessary to give pressure to the Hong Kong government in order for the government to withdraw the extradition bill," she said.

With many flights still cancelled, airline counters are packed with passengers trying to reschedule their trips.

One of them, surnamed Free from Belgium, said he is sympathetic towards the protesters despite his flight being delayed to next week.

"I agree with the protesters, they should do what they think is necessary. For us, it obviously sucks. Our flight has been cancelled but it's a price somebody has to pay and that would be me this time," he quipped.

But another affected passenger, surnamed Kwan, said some of the protesters' claims were simply untrue.

"Most of their signs were not accurate. They said Hong Kong police are murdering Hong Kong citizens, that's not correct. They've not murdered a single person," she said.

Meanwhile, the pro-establishment camp has condemned Monday's protest at Chek Lap Kok, saying it seriously undermined Hong Kong's status as an international aviation hub.

In a statement, 40 pro-government lawmakers said protesters should stop putting society and the economy at risk.
Last updated: 2019-08-13 HKT 16:25