Flights from Hong Kong Airport to resume from 6 am Tuesday

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A traveller checks his smartphone while Cathay Pacific Airways planes park at the Hong Kong International Airport, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Hong Kong Airport Authority hopes to resume flights from 6 a.m. on Tuesday after more than 180 departures were canceled earlier today, according to Hong Kong Media.

“The AA will work closely with its business partners with a view to gradually resume normal airport operations as soon as possible,” the Airport Authority told the South China Morning Post later today.

A traveler walks by protest placards placed around the flights’ information board as thousands of protesters stage a sit-in protest at the Hong Kong International Airport, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. One of the world’s busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal Monday afternoon. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

There are still a few hundred protesters at the airport, but their numbers have dwindled greatly as many people left in droves in the afternoon, some on buses and trains, others on foot to nearby locations, the newspaper said. ●