Aug 14, 2019 / 00:10

Airlines cancel Vietnam-Hong Kong flights due to protests

The Hanoitimes - According to South China Morning Post, more than 300 flights were canceled on Tuesday at Hong Kong International Airport.

On Hong Kong International Airport’s website, some air carriers operating flights to Vietnam including Jetstar Pacific, Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, Vietjet Air, HK Express, Hong Kong Airlines have canceled 11 and delayed another 10 flights from and to the airport on August 13, VnExpress reported.
 
Illustrative photo. An aircraft is taking off at Tan Son Nhat airport.
An aircraft is taking off at Tan Son Nhat airport. Photo: VNA
These airlines said that all information on canceled and delayed flights was sent to travel agencies and then messaged to passengers. Otherwise, those affected by the schedule changes will be updated on the situation at Hong Kong and Vietnamese airports as well as have their tickets refunded, canceled or rescheduled free of charge according to their requirements.
 
Particularly, Jetstar Pacific grounded four outbound and inbound flights between the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Danang and Hong Kong. Cathay Dragon canceled other three outbound and inbound flights in the Hanoi–Hong Kong route and two Danang–Hong Kong flights. Cathay Pacific also canceled one flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong and delayed three flights from and to Ho Chi Minh City – Hong Kong.
 
Meanwhile, Vietjet Air delayed two outbound and inbound flights Ho Chi Minh City – Kong Kong. Hong Kong Airlines canceled other two of the same route. Vietnam Airlines delayed two flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Hong Kong seven hours and forty minutes compared to their initial schedules.
 
Jetstar Pacific General Director Nguyen Quoc Phuong said that the situation at Hong Kong airport remains uncertain and the carrier will mobilize its staff to solve passenger’s complaints. Passengers are also being advised to regularly check flight information on the airline’s website.
 
According to South China Morning Post, more than 300 flights were canceled on Tuesday at Hong Kong International Airport. On Monday, more than 5,000 protesters gathered at Hong Kong International Airport and froze one of the world’s busiest international transport hubs.