SAA cancels flights to Hong Kong

Large-scale protest action in Hong Kong has led South African Airways to cancel its flights between Johannesburg and the Chinese city, where the growing pro-democracy mass action has shut down the main airport, one of the busiest in the world.

There were two SAA flights, one in either direction, scheduled for today.

In a notification on its website, Hong Kong International Airport said operations at the airport have “been seriously disrupted, all flights have been cancelled.” There was no indication when flights would resume.

Protests began in June. First, they were about a bill, later withdrawn, that would have made it possible for suspected criminals to be sent to China, but have since become more about democracy.

Source: SA

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