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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As part of its cuts, Cathay Pacific has implemented a spending and hiring freeze. Photo: Felix Wong

Cathay Pacific swings axe in response to sharp drop in passenger numbers, with flights to Dublin, New York and Paris all hit, and a freeze on spending

  • Hong Kong carrier suspends long-haul services ahead of difficult winter
  • Analyst expects short-haul flights to mainland China to be next as airline also implements hiring freeze
Topic |   Cathay Pacific

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As part of its cuts, Cathay Pacific has implemented a spending and hiring freeze. Photo: Felix Wong
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