More flights canceled at Hong Kong Int’l Airport

Stranded travelers from China, left, and Russia sit on the check-in counters 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)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — More flights were canceled on Tuesday at Hong Kong International Airport where protesters — mostly holding placards quietly — are seen strolling in between the long lines of passengers.

As of 8 a.m., 160 departing flights and 150 arrivals due to leave or land at the airport between midnight on Monday evening and 11.55 p.m. on Tuesday were canceled, the Hong Kong Airport Authority said.

The airport had rescheduled flights on Tuesday in a bid to recover from Monday’s chaos, but many passengers were left stranded in the middle of the protest.

Authorities urge passengers to check the latest flight information on apps and to confirm flights before heading to the airport. ●

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