A traveller loses patience with protesters at Hong Kong airport, who occupied the site in August. Photo: Sam Tsang A traveller loses patience with protesters at Hong Kong airport, who occupied the site in August. Photo: Sam Tsang
A traveller loses patience with protesters at Hong Kong airport, who occupied the site in August. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: traveller numbers at city airport in biggest drop since 2009 as unrest batters tourism

  • As citywide unrest deterred tourism in the second half of 2019, 3.2 million fewer travellers passed through than during the previous year
  • Airport falls behind Guangzhou and Shanghai rivals for first time ever

Topic |   Hong Kong International Airport
A traveller loses patience with protesters at Hong Kong airport, who occupied the site in August. Photo: Sam Tsang A traveller loses patience with protesters at Hong Kong airport, who occupied the site in August. Photo: Sam Tsang
A traveller loses patience with protesters at Hong Kong airport, who occupied the site in August. Photo: Sam Tsang
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