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17 flights to, from Hong Kong canceled due to raging protests

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 08:31 AM August 05, 2019

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.

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In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa) announced the cancellation of following flights:

Cathay Pacific

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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

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CX934 Manila — Hong Kong

Cx912 Manila — Hong Kong (Tuesday)

Cx939 Hong Kong — Manila

CX976 Manila — Hong Kong (Tuesday)

Philippine Airlines

PR318 Manila — Hong Kong

PR319 Hong Kong — Manila

PR306 Manila — Hong Kong

PR307 Hong Kong — Manila

Cebu Pacific

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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