A tourist in front of the electronic board showing cancelled flights at the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok on August 12, 2019, as anti-government protesters occupied the airport, forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of outbound and inbound flights. Graffiti by protesters were scribbled in the right-hand corner. Photo: SCMP / Sam TsangA tourist in front of the electronic board showing cancelled flights at the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok on August 12, 2019, as anti-government protesters occupied the airport, forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of outbound and inbound flights. Graffiti by protesters were scribbled in the right-hand corner. Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang
A tourist in front of the electronic board showing cancelled flights at the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok on August 12, 2019, as anti-government protesters occupied the airport, forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of outbound and inbound flights. Graffiti by protesters were scribbled in the right-hand corner. Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang

Planes, trains and an extra night in Chinatown as four reporters find their way back to Hong Kong amid flight disruptions at airport

  • Hong Kong’s airport authority on Monday suspended all outbound and inbound flights, affecting hundreds of planes, after thousands of protesters occupied the airport terminal
  • Service resumed gradually on Tuesday morning, as airlines worked their way through the backlog

Topic |   Hong Kong aviation
A tourist in front of the electronic board showing cancelled flights at the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok on August 12, 2019, as anti-government protesters occupied the airport, forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of outbound and inbound flights. Graffiti by protesters were scribbled in the right-hand corner. Photo: SCMP / Sam TsangA tourist in front of the electronic board showing cancelled flights at the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok on August 12, 2019, as anti-government protesters occupied the airport, forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of outbound and inbound flights. Graffiti by protesters were scribbled in the right-hand corner. Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang
A tourist in front of the electronic board showing cancelled flights at the Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok on August 12, 2019, as anti-government protesters occupied the airport, forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of outbound and inbound flights. Graffiti by protesters were scribbled in the right-hand corner. Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang
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