Update August 14 2019: Flight Rescheduling at Hong Kong International Airport

As a result of public assembly and protests which have continued to intensify — to the point of being violent at times — the rescheduling of flights will be implemented at Hong Kong International Airport for Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Update August 14 2019: Flight Rescheduling at Hong Kong International Airport

This announcement was posted at the official Internet web site of Hong Kong International Airport:

Hong Kong International Airport will implement flight rescheduling today (14 August) with flight movements expected to be affected. Passengers are reminded to pay attention to the latest flight information through the airport’s website and “HKG My Flight” mobile app. Please confirm the flights before heading to the airport. Passengers can also check with their airlines for the latest flight information.

Flights had been canceled at Hong Kong International Airport for Monday, August 12, 2019 and Tuesday, August 13, 2019.

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to or from Hong Kong for at least the next week or so, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to the public assembly and protests which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary.

Here are ten airlines which have issued travel alerts or statements as a result of the public assembly and protests:

  • American Airlines has issued a travel alert for Hong Kong for Monday, August 12, 2019 through Thursday, August 15, 2019; and Sunday, August 25, 2019 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • United Airlines has issued a travel alert for Hong Kong for Monday, August 12, 2019 through Thursday, August 15, 2019; and Tuesday, August 20, 2019 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has issued a travel alert for Hong Kong for Monday, August 12, 2019 through Tuesday, August 13, 2019; and Sunday, August 18, 2019 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • EVA Air has issued a travel alert for Hong Kong for Wednesday, August 14, 2019 through Thursday, August 15, 2019 in the form of the status of all of its flights to and from Hong Kong.
  • Air China has issued a travel alert for Hong Kong for Monday, August 12, 2019 through Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in the form of the status of all of its flights to and from Hong Kong.
  • All Nippon Airways has issued a travel alert for Hong Kong for Wednesday, August 14, 2019 for the delay of flight 811 from Tokyo Narita to Hong Kong.
  • British Airways has issued a travel alert for Hong Kong for Tuesday, August 13, 2019 through Thursday, August 15, 2019; and flights may be rebooked to another day without penalty. If your flight was scheduled for Tuesday, August 13, 2019, you can choose instead to receive a full refund. Contact the airline for further details.
  • Air Canada has issued a travel alert for Hong Kong for Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
  • Lufthansa has issued the following statement: “In general, it is currently planned that all Lufthansa Group flights will be operated from and to Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich. Due to the current disruptions at Hong Kong Airport, however, our flights to and from Hong Kong may be subject to frequent disruptions and short-term changes. There may also be some major restrictions on passenger handling at Hong Kong Airport itself. Please follow the updates on this page regularly. If you have stored your mobile data, we will also inform you of important updates by text message or e-mail. You can also check the status of your flight on this page before you start your journey.”
  • Qantas Airways has issued the following statement: “With protests taking place at Hong Kong International Airport causing disruption and cancellations, we advise passengers flying with Qantas into or out of Hong Kong to monitor the status of their flight via Flight Status. If your flight has been impacted, we will contact you directly via email and SMS. Please ensure your contact details are up to date by visiting Manage Booking.”

Summary

Be advised that this very fluid and changing situation is a result of the protests at the airport, which is a result of tensions which have been building for some time — anything can happen with regards to flight schedules — and you will need to change your travel plans for the foreseeable near future if you intended on traveling to, from or within Hong Kong.

Graphic ©2016 by Brian Cohen.

One thought on “Update August 14 2019: Flight Rescheduling at Hong Kong International Airport”

  1. Hongkonger says:

    Thanks for the post. Very informative.

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