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Hong Kong’s airport reopens after protests but more than 200 flights cancelled

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 13, 2019 15:19

Hong Kong’s airport reopens after protests but more than 200 flights cancelled

Hong Kong’s airport reopened with some flights being resumed but hundreds remaining cancelled; airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Malaysia Airlines were advising travellers to reschedule. The airport was the latest focus of widespread protests that began two months ago. Airport administrators blamed demonstrators for halting flights, but the exact trigger for the closure was not clear as protesters occupying the arrivals hall for the past five days have been peaceful. Most protesters had left the airport shortly after midnight, with about 50 protesters still there on Tuesday morning. Hong Kong’s airport is the eighth busiest by passenger traffic, handling 73 million passengers a year.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 13, 2019 15:19