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Hong Kong flight disruptions to increase: airport strike update

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Disruptions to flights in and out of Hong Kong are set to worsen on Monday after protesters coordinated strikes to bring the city to a standstill.

[HONG KONG] Disruptions to flights in and out of Hong Kong are set to worsen on Monday after protesters coordinated strikes to bring the city to a standstill.

After dozens of morning cancellations, airport authorities said they'll start rescheduling flights at 12 p.m. local time and reduce arrivals and departures. Demonstrators targeted key transport links and the airport's high-speed rail service was suspended because of obstructions on trains and platforms.

At a press briefing on Monday, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam condemned protesters for pushing Hong Kong to the verge of a "very dangerous situation." Here's what we know so far:

Air China

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At least 10 flights to and from Hong Kong scrapped, including Beijing and Chongqing connections

Airline cites ‘Route reason' for cancellations

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Cathay Pacific

More than 70 flights leaving Hong Kong, mostly to destinations across Asia, canceled

One Paris flight among those scrapped

More than 60 incoming services, many of them from China, also canceled

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, which operates some Cathay Pacific flights, "strongly recommend customers postpone non-essential travel"

Pilot and flight-crew unions take part in the strike

Hong Kong Airlines

Thirty flights in and out of Hong Kong canceled

Scrapped services include flights to Shanghai and Beijing and some from Tokyo and Taipei

 

HK Express

Three scheduled services and one chartered flight canceled

Airline temporarily closes downtown check-in counters

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Airport expected to restrict flights to just one runway (from two), according to the South China Morning Post

Hong Kong Airport told passengers to head to the airport only if their flights and seats have been confirmed

Disruptions focused on Hong Kong-based airlines, according to the airport's arrivals and departures board.

 

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