Posted on: 12 August 2019 by Kimberley Young
Flights at Hong Kong International Airport were cancelled on Monday afternoon, with the airport authority saying operations have been “seriously disrupted” due to ongoing protests by anti-government protesters occupying the airport.
In a fourth day of sit-in demonstrations at the airport and with ongoing city-wide protests, the terminals were filled with protesters, leading the airport to cancel all flights.
In a statement on its website, the airport said: “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. Affected passengers please contact their respective airlines for flight arrangement.”
The airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, and saw 75.1 million passengers and handled 428,870 flight movements in 2018/19.
According to Flightradar data, at least 200 flights were cancelled on Monday, “because of the ongoing protests at Hong Kong International Airport.”