On Monday morning half of all flights have been cancelled and rescheduled due to massive general strikes against police brutality and the Chinese extradition bill.
With over a hundred flights affected, the airport is inundated with long queues and stranded travellers. Many travellers have been told their flights have been rescheduled to the following day as more than 2 300 aviation workers join the pro-democracy strikes.
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CNN broke down the numbers of aviation workers on strike:
- About 30 air traffic controllers
- 1 200 Cathay Pacific staff (including cabin crew and pilots)
- 600 Dragon Air staff
- 200 Hong Kong Airlines staff
- 300 ground operation staff from Jardine Aviation Services
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The strike is also affecting transport throughout the city, as protesters are blocking train doors with umbrellas and their own bodies and cars are blocking roads.
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If you're travelling through the region, check with your airline if they are affected, especially if it's one of the airlines where workers are striking.
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