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15 flights cancelled over continued HK protests

FIFTEEN international flights to and from Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday as anti-government protests continued to spread across the city.

In an advisory, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said at least 11 flights of Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific have been cancelled.

These are: 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), CX939 (Hong Kong-Manila), CX976 (Manila-Hong Kong).

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights PR306 (Manila-Hong Kong), PR307 (Hong Kong-Manila), PR318 (Manila-Hong Kong), PR319 (Hong Kong-Manila) were scrapped due to the public protests in the former British Colony.

PAL said that “affected passengers may be accommodated on our availalbe flights tomorrow – August 6, 2019. Other available options are: rebooking/refunding within the next 30 days with rebooking/refunding fees waived.”

“Our Hong Kong station team and the airport authorities are in regular communication. The goal is to restore normal airport operations at the soonest possible time,” PAL said in a statement.

The airlines added that passengers may check the status of their flights by visiting the flight status of www.philippineairlines.com or by calling PAL hotline (+63)(2) 855 8888.

PAL added, “We are seeking the kind understanding of our passengers affected by the slowdown in Hong Kong operations. We will provide regular updates on the situation in Hong Kong.”

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