Hong Kong airport cancels all flights

Hong Kong International Airport has cancelled all flights, as anti-government protests in its main terminal continue for a fourth day.

In a statement on its website, the airport has advised all passengers to leave the terminal building as soon as possible. Affected passengers are to contact their respective airlines for flight arrangements.

Thousands are gathered at the airport, one of the world's busiest international hubs.

SAA has cancelled flights to Hong Kong today, according to a statement released by the airline.

The following flights have been affected:

  • SA287 12 August 2019 Hong Kong to Johannesburg | Scheduled time of departure 23h55
  • SA286 12 August   Johannesburg to Hong Kong | Scheduled time of departure 17h35

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have said that with immediate effect, rebooking/rerouting and refund charges will be waived for all tickets issued worldwide (irrespective of fare type) on/before 12 August 2019 for travel with Cathay Pacific / Cathay Dragon confirmed booking arriving to and departing from Hong Kong between 12 August 2019 and 13 August 2019.