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Hong Kong airport cancels flights due to protests

Hong Kong airport cancels flights due to protests

World
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The Hong Kong Airport Authority has canceled all flights on Monday as the island's airport has been engulfed with thousands of anti-government protesters. The authority made the announcement at about 5 p.m., stating that airport operations have been "seriously disrupted." "All flights have been canceled," it said in the statement. "All passengers are advised to leave the terminal buildings as soon as possible." The announcement was the third of the day after stating 50 minutes earlier that only departures were canceled and before noon that only those with airline tickets would be allowed in the departure hall of Terminal 1 for the next 24 hours. "All check-in service for departure flights has been suspended," the airport authority said. "Other than the departure flights...
Heathrow cancels 172 flights as two-day strike moves closer

Heathrow cancels 172 flights as two-day strike moves closer

Business
Heathrow Airport will cancel 172 flights on Monday and Tuesday after thousands of workers overwhelmingly rejected a revised pay offer.Unite said 88% of its 4,000 union members - who include security guards, firefighters and engineers - voted to refuse the deal, meaning the parties will head to last-ditch pay dispute talks in an effort to avert a strike. A two-day strike is set to start on Monday with further industrial action planned for 48 hours from 23 August.Unite warned the airport against paying millions of pounds in compensation to airlines for cancelled flights instead of using the money to settle the dispute.Unite regional officer Wayne King said: "Heathrow faces a compensation bill in the region of £4.6m from airlines if the planned strikes go ahead.

Lufthansa resumes Cairo flights, British Airways stays away

World
Lufthansa resumed flying to Cairo Sunday following a one-day suspension due to safety concerns. The German airline's website shows LH582 took off from Frankfurt after a two-hour delay and arrived in Egypt's capital Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, British Airways continued with its seven-day suspension of flights to Cairo, and Egyptian Lt. General Younes Elmasry, Egypt's minister of civil aviation, said he's frustrated that the airline suspended flights without consulting Egyptian authorities. Elmasry met Sunday with Sir Geoffrey Adams, British ambassador to Egypt, and both said they would work together to resolve the situation as soon as possible. Adams apologized for not informing Egyptian authorities before British Airways announced it was suspending flights to and from Egypt for a week. T...
Overseas holiday plans go wrong as Jet Airways cancels flights

Overseas holiday plans go wrong as Jet Airways cancels flights

Finance
NEW DELHI: Overseas holidays are set to go for a toss this summer with the debt-ridden Jet Airways cancelling all its international flights. Customers, who have booked tickets months in advance, are seeking refunds from online travel agents (OTAs) who in turn are directing the requests to the airline. “This is a very unfortunate situation for all three: the airline, customers, and OTAs. We are seeing a spike in customers seeking refunds. People book for international travel months in advance and Jet had a good inventory for international flights. There is delay in the way refunds are coming to the OTAs. We have to then ask the customers to wait for some time till we get the refunds from the airline. All the OTAs are being cautious on that front. This will change the way people plan their
Flybe cancels dozens of flights at the last minute

Flybe cancels dozens of flights at the last minute

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter Flybe has apologised after it cancelled dozens of flights at the last minute, leaving many passengers in the lurch.Customers used Twitter to ask for updates amid confusion about their journeys, complaining that they were finding it hard to find information. Flights from Belfast City Airport, Southampton, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Newcastle were among those affected on Wednesday.In a statement issued several hours after the disruption began, the airline said 95% of Flybe flights were operating as normal and that it "sincerely apologises to all our customers and partners affected".But it did not specify which airports or services were affected. Advertisement ...