Hong Kong Airport Suspends Departures for Second Day in a Row

By Jeremy Del Nero on 13 August 2019
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IMG_2191Hong Kong International Airport cancelled over half of all departing and arriving flights for the second day in a row as anti-government protestors continued to occupy the airport and disrupt operations.

After the protestors began to block departing passengers from their gates using luggage carts, the airport shut down operations and asked passengers to leave.

Airlines were forced to cancel 186 arrivals and 221 departures on Tuesday, and 159 flights that did depart were delayed.

The airport, also known as Chek Lap Kok Airport after the island it is located on, is the fourth busiest airport in Asia. It opened in 1998, replacing Kai Tok Airport, which surrounded by numerous skyscrapers and mountains and with a runway jutting out into Victoria Harbour was known for dramatic and technically demanding landings.  It was considered the sixth most dangerous airport in the world.

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