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Hundreds of Flights Cancelled as Hong Kong Airport Staff Enter 9th Week of Strike

Hundreds of Flights Cancelled as Hong Kong Airport Staff Enter 9th Week of Strike
Jackie Reddy

Hong Kong is seeing a ninth consecutive week of pro-democracy protests. As CNN reports, a general strike by the city’s workers – including aviation staff – has had a big impact on Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). It’s reported that 2,000 aviation workers have taken part in the demonstrations.

Flights to and from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) have been impacted by major pro-democracy protests that are being held across swathes of the metropolis, CNN reports. As part of this action, a general strike is taking place, with workers across multiple sectors – including transport and aviation – taking part in the protests.

According to the outlet, over 2,000 aviation workers have participated in these protests. It is also reported that, as a consequence of a sit-in protest at Hong Kong’s airport, over 224 flights were cancelled at the facility on Monday. IB Times reports that one of Hong Kong International Airport’s runways was forced to close due to protests.

In a statement on its website, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flag carrier, advised all of its passengers to check their flights prior to traveling.

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have been informed by the Airport Authority of Hong Kong that air traffic flow control measures are being implemented on 5 August 2019. As a result, many flights have been delayed or cancelled. Customers are advised to postpone non-essential travel,” it said.

Cathay also added, “We strongly advise customers not to go to the airport unless they have a confirmed booking.”

This is the ninth consecutive week of protests in Hong Kong.

[Featured Image: Hong Kong Airport]

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  1. HkCaGu

    August 6, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Hong Kong had a one-day strike on Monday, August 5. Nobody is having any “9th week of strike”!!!

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