Travellers queue to go through a security check before entering Hong Kong International Airport earlier this month following anti-government protests. With travel to and from the city down sharply, airlines have slashed fares to fill seats. Photo: Sam Tsang

Air fares plunge amid Hong Kong protests, to as low as US$153 for return flight to Los Angeles

  • Fares from Hong Kong have hit unprecedented lows amid the drop in tourism caused by anti-government protests which led to a partial shutdown of city’s airport
  • Cathay Pacific has Vancouver flights for under US$550 and Air France flights to Paris for under US$500; tickets to Brunei can be had for under US$240
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Travellers queue to go through a security check before entering Hong Kong International Airport earlier this month following anti-government protests. With travel to and from the city down sharply, airlines have slashed fares to fill seats. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Protesters stage a sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport on August 9. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong International Airport posts biggest monthly drop in travellers since 2009, with 851,000 fewer passengers in August amid anti-government protest crisis

  • Airport handled 5.99 million passengers in August, a drop of 12.4 per cent compared to same month last year
  • Decline was biggest drop since June 2009, which posted a fall of 18.9 per cent
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Protesters stage a sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport on August 9. Photo: Edmond So
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