Hong Kong International Airport

MTR services to Hong Kong International Airport disrupted by baggage system fault

  • In-town check-in services were only available 180 minutes before flights
  • Operations were back to normal by 1.25pm
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 09 December, 2018, 1:16pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 December, 2018, 2:09pm

Disruption hit MTR services to Hong Kong’s airport for about an hour on Sunday, because of a fault with the baggage handling system at Airport station.

Services were back to normal by 1.25pm.

The total journey time on the Airport Express from Hong Kong station to AsiaWorld-Expo station was extended by five to 10 minutes, according to an MTR Corporation announcement.

In-town check-in services – which allow travellers to check in and drop bags at a station in Kowloon or on Hong Kong Island, before heading on to the airport – closed 180 minutes before flights, doubled from the usual 90 minutes.

In a statement at about 1.25pm, the corporation said: “The baggage handling system at Airport station has been repaired. Train service on the Airport Express and in-town check-in service is resumed normal. 

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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