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UK NewsDay two: Hong Kong cancels outbound flights again amid protest chaos

17:31  13 august  2019
17:31  13 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

Hong Kong airport cancels all remaining flights due to protests

Hong Kong airport cancels all remaining flights due to protests Hong Kong airport has cancelled all remaining flights on Monday because of pro-democracy protests at the terminal. "Other than departure flights that have completed the check-in process and the arrival flights already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights have been cancelled for the rest of today," said Hong Kong's Airport Authority. Traffic near the airport was very congested and car parking full, the authority said. People at the airport are demonstrating over a planned extradition law, claims of police brutality and a call for more democracy.

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HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters severely crippled operations at Hong Kong ’s international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights out of the city after demonstrators took over the terminals as part of their push for democratic reforms.

Day two: Hong Kong cancels outbound flights again amid protest chaos © Provided by City A.M. Ltd

Hong Kong’s international airport has yet again been plunged into chaos after anti-government protesters forced authorities to cancel outbound flights for the second day in a row.

Hours after one of the world’s busiest travel hubs returned to full operation, demonstrators have blockaded security gates again today, forcing some would-be passengers to fight their way through in an attempt to catch their flights out of the city.

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Hong Kong’s Airport Authority confirmed this morning that all outbound flights that had not checked in by 4.30pm local time (9.30am London time) were cancelled.

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Hong Kong cancels flights amid protests , warns stranded passengers to leave airport immediately. A man looks at the flight information board showing outbound flights cancelled at the Hong Kong Over 100 airlines operate about 1100 passenger and cargo flights every day .

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A spokesperson said: “Terminal operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted as a result of the public assembly at the airport today.

“Members of the public are advised not to come to the airport. The Airport Emergency Centre has been activated.”

The cancellations come after a similar move by the airport yesterday. The precise trigger for the closure on Monday was unclear, since protesters who have occupied the arrivals hall have been peaceful. Most left shortly after midnight in Hong Kong, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, before making a return today.

British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Virgin Atlantic operate flights from Hong Kong to London. A BA spokesperson said they had been unable to check-in customers trying to depart from the airport today, but the airline plans to operate flights into the city from London as normal.

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Hong Kong airport has cancelled all outbound flights for a second day after a mass sit-in by thousands of pro -democracy protesters . The airport reopened this morning after Monday's shutdown - but with many flights cancelled . However, protesters blocked passengers from getting to the

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“Like all airlines, our two flights today from Hong Kong to Heathrow are affected by the disruption at Hong Kong International Airport.

“We apologise to customers affected by the disruption at the airport and we are offering them options to rebook to a different date or to take a full refund.”

Day two: Hong Kong cancels outbound flights again amid protest chaos © Provided by City A.M. Ltd Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam gave a press conference earlier (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Hong Kong on ‘brink of no return’

Hours before the latest bout of cancellations, Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said the protests that have rocked the city for over two months have caused “severe wounds” and that the recovery will be a long process.

“Riot activities [have] pushed Hong Kong to the brink of no return,” she said at a press conference.

“I ask everybody to put aside our differences and calm down, take a minute to look at our city, our home. Can we bear to push it into the abyss and see it smashed to pieces?”

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Hong Kong International Airport, one of the busiest in the world, cancelled all of its departing flights for the rest of the day after thousands of anti-government protestors filled the airport. This comes after a violent weekend of protests , which have lasted over two months.

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The developments have raised the stakes in the city even further after a weekend of often violent skirmishes between protesters and police.

Protests began more than two months ago, in opposition to a bill allowing extraditions to mainland China for trial in Communist-controlled courts. However, they have widened to highlight other grievances, winning broad support.

Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the “one country, two systems” arrangement enshrining some autonomy for Hong Kong when China took it back from Britain in 1997.

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