Severe Disruption at Hong Kong Airport

Severe disruptions to flights in and out of Hong Kong escalated on Monday after protesters brought the city to a standstill.

Authorities decided to reschedule flights from noon yesterday after many earlier flights were cancelled. Pilots and crews from Cathay Pacific took work in the stop-work action resulting in approximately 70 outbound and some 60 inbound flights of the national flight carrier being cancelled.

Approximately 60 flights from other airlines were also cancelled and passengers were advised to check with airlines for confirmation of flight departure before heading to the airport.

Demonstrators also targeted key transport links and the airport’s high-speed rail service was suspended because of obstructions on trains and platforms.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam condemned protesters for pushing Hong Kong to the verge of a “very dangerous situation,” at a press briefing on Monday.

Naturally freight movements have been severely affected by all the flight cancellations, we will keep you advised of further developments.