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Emirates cancels further flight amid Hong Kong protests

Etihad Airways said Hong Kong flights operating as scheduled today

Emirates cancels further flight amid Hong Kong protests
Etihad Airways said its flights to and from Hong Kong are operating as scheduled today, despite the public demonstrations.

Emirates airline has cancelled its EK387 flight from Hong Kong to Dubai on Wednesday due to continued protests at Hong Kong International Airport.

The flight was scheduled to depart from Hong Kong at 9.15am. Affected passengers are being rebooked on alternate flights to their destination.

The earlier flight, EK381, which was due to take off at 12.35am was delayed by more than eight hours.

A spokesperson said: “We are monitoring the situation closely, and aim to give customers as much notice as possible if there are any further changes to our operations.”

Passengers holding tickets from Hong Kong to Dubai or Bangkok on Wednesday (August 14) are advised to contact their local Emirates office and check the status of their flights on for the latest information regarding their flights.

Travellers should check their flight status on Hong Kong International Airport website and get in touch with their airlines to confirm travel arrangements.

Etihad operating as normal

Etihad Airways said its flights to and from Hong Kong are operating as scheduled today, despite the public demonstrations.

"Guests are urged to arrive early at Hong Kong International Airport in order to check in and complete immigration formalities well ahead of departure time. To assist those travelling, our check-in counters in Hong Kong will open five hours prior to departure," said an Etihad spokesperson.

"Any guests affected by this disruption on flights to or from Hong Kong will be able to rebook on subsequent flights, subject to availability, without standard rebooking fees. This waiver will apply until 19 August."

The airline advised passengers to check the Etihad wesite or mobile app for the latest updates. 

Nearly 200 flights were cancelled on Monday, and dozens were cancelled yesterday after thousands of protesters occupied Hong Kong airport.

Flights have now resumed and airlines are reaching out to passengers.

Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong's flagship carrier, said on Wednesday that flights and check-in services at the airport are operating as usual, but “there is potential for further flight disruptions at short notice”.

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