CebuPac, PAL cancel flights to, from Hong Kong

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DAVAO CITY — Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have cancelled all their flighs to and from Hong Kong following the closure of the airport to air traffic brought by the ongoing protest actions at the Hong Kong International Airport.

Both Cebu Pacific and PAL cancelled a total of eight flights starting 6:05 p.m. Monday, August 12, 2019.

Cebu Pacific in an advisory posted on its Facebook page cancelled the following flights:

  • 5J 114 (Manila-Hong Kong) ETD 6:05 p.m.
  • 5J 115 (Hong Kong-Manila) ETD 10:05 p.m.
  • 5J 120 (Clark-Hong Kong) ETD 7:20 p.m.
  • 5J 121 (Hong Kong-Clark) ETD 10:30 p.m.

Cebu Pacific said passengers of the said flight were notified and may avail of options, free of charge, which includes rebooking, a full refund, or placing the cost of the ticket in a travel fund for future use.

PAL also cancelled the following flights:

  • PR 310 (Manila-Hong Kong) ETD 7 p.m.
  • PR 311 (Hong Kong-Manila) ETD 10: 25 p.m.
  • PR 312 (Manila -Hong Kong) ETD 9:10 p.m.
  • PR 313 (Hong Kong-Manila) ETD departing August 13 ETD 8:05 a.m.

The Hong Kong airport cancelled all remaining flights for Monday afternoon, Aug. 12, after thousands of pro-democracy protesters crowded the main terminal.

In the statement, the Hong Kong International Airport said the demonstration seriously disrupted the airport operations. All check-in services for departing flights had been suspended.

Mass protest calling for democratic reforms and an independent inquiry into police conduct has been hounding Hong Kong for the last two months.

Protestors demanded the resignation of the Chinese territory’s leader and an election for her successor.

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