Hong Kong Airport Cancels All Flights for the Remainder of the Day
Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world’s busiest terminals, has canceled all departures for the remainder of the day, citing serious disruption due to demonstrations.
VHHH Airport authorities had cancelled all departures on Monday, as thousands of anti-government protesters occupied and caused disruption.
The authority said in a statement: “Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted as a result of the public assembly at the airport today.”
“The traffic to the airport is very congested, and the car park spaces at all car parks are already full. Members of the public are advised not to come to the airport,” it added. It later advised all passengers to leave the terminal building as soon as possible.
Flights will resume at 6 a.m. Tuesday local time (6 p.m. Monday ET).
Hong Kong International is the eighth-busiest airport in the world and handles over 72 million passengers a year, according to the latest statistics by Airports Council International.
We will keep this post open for update in case of changes in closure/reopening times or any other important operational details arising from the situtation.