Hong Kong slowly getting back to normal after shutdown yesterday

posted on 13th August 2019 by Justin Burns
Hong Kong slowly getting back to normal after shutdown yesterday

Hong Kong International Airport’s (HKIA) operations are slowly getting back on track after anti-government protesters caused all flights to be cancelled yesterday (12 August).

In a notice posted on 13 August, Airport Authority Hong Kong says that it will “implement flight rescheduling…with flight movements expected to be affected”.

However, the airport did urge any passengers to check with their airlines, as well as on its website, on the latest flight information.

For today (13 August) 345 flights in and out of the city have been cancelled, with a further 22 flights delayed. Cathay Pacific and its unit Cathay Dragon have cancelled nearly 200 flights in and out of Hong Kong, mostly to points within Asia.

HKIA said yesterday: “Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted, all flights have been cancelled. All passengers are advised to leave the terminal buildings as soon as possible.”

Flights scheduled to depart at 18:00h local time on 12 August, or later, had been cancelled. The cancellation was reported to last till the next morning.