HK Shuts Down Airport as Violence Escalates, Thai Airways Remedies Cancelled Flights

Hong Kong's Airport Authority  has officially calcelled all the remaining flights on Monday that have not yet checked in as violence escalates.

As anti-government protesters have demonstrated at Hong Kong airport for the fourth day, today, Hong Kong’s Airport Authority  has officially calcelled all the remaining flights that have not yet checked in as the violence in various spots has escalated.

Tear gas are now seem like a common thing to see in the city after the police officers have to constantly make a fire to disperse protesters, who also change place to demonstrate from time to time. The protesters are targetting to swarm public transport such as the airport or subway, aiming to paralyze the city and forcing the city’s leader Carrie Lam.

“Other than departure flights that have completed the check- in process and the arrival flights already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights have been canceled for the rest of today,” said the authority in a statement.

In addition, to pioritize passengers safety, Thai Airways have announced a cancellation of three flights on Monday and Tuesday morning which are;
TG606 BKK-HK on 12 Aug. at 16:00 – 19:45
TG602 BKK-HK on 12 Aug. at 18:30 – 22.15
TG639 HK-BKK on 12 Aug. at 19:05 – 20:45
TG607 HK-BKK on 12 Aug. at 20:45 – 22-25
TG603 HK-BKK on 13 Aug. at 07:45 – 9:25

TG638 on 12 Aug. that was scheduled to land at Hong Kong airport at 17:40 was unable to land after the authority has shuted down the airport and expecting to return to BKK at 21:10.

The airline will not make an additional charge on the changing of cancelled flights. Passengers are allow to reschedule their flight to depart within 20 August.