Emirates cancels further flight amid Hong Kong protests

Etihad Airways said passengers should arrive early at Hong Kong airport to avoid delays
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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 Airways, in a statement on its website, said: “Guests travelling on EY833 Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi on 14 August (scheduled to depart at 7.45pm) are advised to arrive at the airport early for check-in and in order to clear immigration. 

"Etihad Airways regrets the inconvenience caused by these extended delays. The safety of our guests and crew is Etihad Airways' highest priority."

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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