Flights resumed at Hong Kong airport

Flights resumed at Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday 14 August as the airport authority implemented additional access limitation measures following several days of protests which blocked the terminals.

Departure flights at the airport had been cancelled on Monday 12 and after briefly re-opening on Tuesday 13 were again suspended due to anti-government protests being held at the airport.

The authority said it had obtained an interim injunction which would “refrain persons from unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use of Hong Kong International Airport.”

The injunction would also restrain people from attending or participating in demonstrations or protests “in the airport other than in the area designated by the airport authority.”

The airport also limited access in the terminal buildings to only departing passengers, stating: “Until further notice, only departure passengers with a valid air ticket or boarding pass for a flight in the next 24 hours and a valid travel document will be allowed to enter the terminal buildings.”

The airport added that other members of the airport, “including those who may want to accompany departure passengers or receive arrival passengers at the airport” should not travel to the airport “unless absolutely necessary.”

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