The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) announced today that the decision has been taken, “After careful deliberation together with the host airline Cathay Pacific Airways, to cancel the 63rd Assembly of Presidents meeting scheduled to take place in Hong Kong on 21-22 November 2019.”
“This was a difficult decision, given our commitment to organise this important industry event, but reflects the unpredictability of the situation in Hong Kong.” a statement read,
“AAPA deeply regrets the inconvenience and disappointment caused by this change of plans. We are reaching out to all registered participants in the coming days and will provide assistance as necessary”.
Hong Kong has been gripped in turmoil due to in part the proposed legislation of the 2019 Hong Kong extradition bill. However, other causes have been pointed out, such as demands for democratic reform, the Causeway Bay Books disappearances, or the fear of losing a “high degree of autonomy” in general.