Flight information board at Hong Kong airport. Picture copyright Danny Lee, SCMP News

Protests shut down Hong Kong airport from 6PM

The protests in Hong Kong have been covered all over the news for the last few weeks. Today is the fourth day of what was originally supposed to be a three day airport protest. Till now the protests have generally not affected the city’s aviation, today however the protests have caused the shut down of Hong Kong International airport.

All flights departing Hong Kong past 6PM and all inbound flights which have not yet departed have been cancelled.

Travel notice from Hong Kong airport’s website.

It is not yet clear till when the airport will be closed, Cathay Pacific has issued an statement advising passengers traveling on the airline today and tomorrow not to proceed to the airport and to contact the airline for more information.

About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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