UAE flights continue to be affected by Hong Kong airport closure

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Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 8:25am

JOSEPH EID / AFP

UAE flights from Hong Kong will be affected as check-in operations at its international airport have been suspended for the second consecutive day.

In a statement to ARN News, Emirates said: “flights out of Hong Kong might be impacted”.

The airline confirmed that flights to Hong Kong on Tuesday will operate as scheduled.

“We remain in close contact with the Hong Kong airport and authorities and will advise our customers if there are any changes to our flights. Customers booked to travel to or from Hong Kong can contact our reservations office for assistance if they wish to make alternative travel arrangements,” their statement read. 

Operations at the city’s international airport had resumed for a brief period on Tuesday only to be shut down after thousands of anti-government protesters blocked passengers from accessing the departure area. 

Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific said it had cancelled more than 200 flights to and from the airport.

Officials are urging passengers to check the status of their flight before heading to the airport.

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