17 flights to, from Hong Kong canceled due to raging protests
MANILA, Philippines — Fifteen Monday flights to and from Hong Kong and two others on Tuesday were canceled due to ongoing protests in the special administrative region of China.
In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced the cancellation of following flights:
CX907 Hong Kong — Manila
CX906 Manila — Hong Kong
CX919 Hong Kong — Manila
CX918 Manila — Hong Kong
CX903 Hong Kong — Manila
CX902 Manila — Hong Kong
CX935 Hong Kong — Manila
CX934 Manila — Hong Kong
Cx912 Manila — Hong Kong (Tuesday)
Cx939 Hong Kong — Manila
CX976 Manila — Hong Kong (Tuesday)
PR318 Manila — Hong Kong
PR319 Hong Kong — Manila
PR306 Manila — Hong Kong
PR307 Hong Kong — Manila
5J 112 Manila – Hong Kong (3:30PM – 6:05PM)
5J 113 Hong Kong – Manila (7:35PM – 10:00PM)
***Cebu Pacific said the affected passengers may be accommodated on the following flights later within the day:
5J 114 Manila – Hong Kong (6:05PM – 8:40PM)
5J 115 Hong Kong – Manila (10:05PM – 12:25AM+1)
NOTE: Two Cathay Pacific flights that were earlier canceled were later reinstated, the Miaa said.
Reinstated flights are the following:
CX919 Hong Kong – Manila
CX918 Manila – Hong Kong
The ongoing protest actions in Hong Kong was sparked two months ago by calls to withdraw an extradition bill that will send residents facing charges to mainland China to stand trial.
The protesters’ major demands include the release of arrested demonstrators, an independent investigation into alleged police abuse and the dissolution of the current legislature, which is only partially composed of lawmakers who were directly elected.
Hong Kong police have arrested more than 20 people for unlawful assembly and assault after confrontations between protesters and law enforcement authorities. /gsg
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