Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Hong Kong flights resume as airport obtains injunction banning protestors

Hong Kong's airport authority has obtained a temporary injunction banning protesters from entering certain areas parts of the terminal buildings to try to prevent further disruption to flights, which resumed this morning following two days of delays and cancellations.

It said in a statement that people would be 'restrained from attending or participating in any demonstration or protest... in the airport other than in the area designated by the Airport Authority'.

The national airline Cathay Pacific has also adopted a 'zero tolerance' approach to staff members taking part in protests.

It is warning employees that they could be fired if they are involved in the anti-government demonstrations, which are now entering their tenth week.

The 'actions and words of employees can have a significant effect on the company,' CEO Rupert Hogg said in an internal memo.

The airline has already suspended a pilot who was arrested during a protest and two other workers were dismissed for leaking the travel details of a HK police soccer team.

Cathay will also comply with demands to supply China authorities with identification details of all crew members working flights that enter China airspace.

Beijing said it would ban Cathay employees who participate in the 'illegal demonstrations.'

The Civil Aviation Administration of China claims workers involved in protests are a threat to aviation safety in China.

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