LOCAL airlines have announced flight cancellations to and from Hong Kong on Monday, after its International Airport shut down due to protests against the controversial extradition bill and police violence.
Cebu Pacific announced on its Facebook page that as of 4:30 p.m., it has cancelled the following flights:
- 5J 114 (Manila to Hong Kong), estimated at 6:05 p.m.
- 5J 115 (Hong Kong to Manila), estimated at 10:05 p.m.
- 5J 120 (Clark to Hong Kong), estimated at 6:10 p.m.
- 5J 121 (Hong Kong to Clark), estimated at 10:30 p.m.
The airline stated that the passengers have been informed of the cancellations.
“Passengers booked on these flights are being notified,” Cebu Pacific said. “They may avail of options, free of charge, which include rebooking to a later travel date, a full refund, or placing the cost of the ticket in a travel fund for future use.”
Meanwhile, in a similar announcement on its Facebook page, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said that Philippine Airlines flight 312 (PR 312), which travels from Manila to Hong Kong from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2, has been cancelled.
At least 5,000 people gathered at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport on Monday, causing the cancellation of flights for the rest of the day, reports said.
The extradition bill seeks to send criminals to China from HongKong.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam has declared the bill “dead” but protesters refused to back down, demanding that the bill be withdrawn completely. ARIC JOHN SY CUA