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Fresh Hong Kong clashes outside mall but airport avoids disruption

Sep 22, 2019 - 2:49 PM

(UPDATED) Hong Kong police fire tear gas and rubber bullets in the northern town of Sha Tin on Sunday, September 22

Pro-democracy protesters desecrate the Chinese national flag during a protest at the New Town Plaza shopping mall in Hong Kong's Sha Tin district on September 22, 2019. - The demonstrators rallied inside a mall on September 22, with some activists vandalising a nearby subway station and defacing a Chinese flag, but plans to disrupt the airport did not materialise. (Photo by Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP)

PH Consulate in Hong Kong reminds Filipinos to avoid protest venues

Aug 15, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Filipinos are also advised to avoid the Hong Kong International Airport as a destination or transit airport 'in the meantime'

SUSTAINED PROTESTS. Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters block access to the departure gates during another demonstration at Hong Kong's international airport on August 13, 2019. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Flights resume at Hong Kong airport after protest shutdown

Aug 13, 2019 - 7:03 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Passengers with luggage are being checked in at the departures hall and information boards show several flights are already boarding or about to depart

SRTRANDED. A stranded passenger wheels her luggage along on a highway near Hong Kong's international airport following a protest against the police brutality and the controversial extradition bill on August 12, 2019. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Sea of black at Hong Kong airport protest

Aug 12, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Instead of being met by smiling relatives and friends, passengers arriving at the airport are greeted by thousands of pro-democracy activists chanting 'fight with Hong Kong, fight for freedom!'

SEA OF BLACK. Pro-democracy protesters gather during a demonstration against police brutality and the controversial extradition bill at Hong Kong's international airport on August 12, 2019. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

FAST FACTS: Hong Kong International Airport

Aug 12, 2019 - 6:13 PM

More than 5,000 pro-democracy protesters flooded Hong Kong International Airport prompting cancellations of flights. With more than 1,000 flights daily, where will this lead to?

A protester walks past an electronic board showing cancelled flights as protesters gather against the police brutality and the controversial extradition bill at Hong Kong's international airport on August 12, 2019. - Hong Kong airport authorities cancelled all remaining departing and arriving flights at the major travel hub on August 12, after thousands of protesters entered the arrivals hall to stage a demonstration. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

Hong Kong protests shut down airport

Aug 12, 2019 - 4:41 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Authorities say they are working to reopen the airport by 6 am Tuesday, August 13, but hundreds of protesters have remained in the arrivals hall well into the night with no sign of leaving

CANCELED FLIGHTS. Pro-democracy protesters gather against the police brutality and the controversial extradition bill at Hong Kong's international airport on August 12, 2019. Photo by MananVatsyayana/AFP

Ex-DFA chief Del Rosario held at Hong Kong airport

Jun 21, 2019 - 9:34 AM

(4th UPDATE) Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario is questioned in Hong Kong a month after the same thing happens to former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

ICC COMPLAINT. Former foreign secretary Albert del Rosario holds a press conference with former ombudswoman Conchita Carpio Morales on March 22, 2019, about the complaint they filed against China at the International Criminal Court. Photo by Angie de Silva

Five dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong bus accident

Nov 30, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Shuttle bus carrying Cathay Pacific employees slams into stalled taxi killing five in Hong Kong

BUS CRASH. A recovery worker looks at the damaged front section of a bus window after it collided with a taxi in Hong Kong on November 30, 2018.  Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

5 dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong bus accident

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:30 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Shuttle bus carrying Cathay Pacific employees slams into stalled taxi killing 5 in Hong Kong

BUS CRASH. A recovery worker looks at the damaged front section of a bus window after it collided with a taxi in Hong Kong on November 30, 2018.  Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Airport protesters accuse Hong Kong leader of breaching safety rules

Apr 18, 2016 - 2:20 AM

The protesters claim that Leung Chun ying s daughter got special treatment and could have jeopardized aviation safety

epa05263117 A large crowd stages a sit-in to demonstrate against hand carry baggage privileges that were allegedly extended by airline staff to Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's daughter, at Hong Kong's International Airport, 17 April 2016. About a week ago, the Chief Executive's daughter allegedly forgot her hand carry-on item at the airline check-in desk, and once realizing her mistake at the gate, she allegedly asked her father to demand airline staff to retrieve it for her. The sit-in was organized by the Hong Kong Cabin Crew Federation. Protester say the incident potentially compromises airline safety and the security of the public. EPA/ALEX HOFFORD

DOTC taps British firm NATS for NAIA runway optimization

Aug 31, 2015 - 11:47 AM

The group of British firm NATS will recommend improvements for Ninoy Aquino International Airport s airspace runway and terminal capacities which will soon be implemented by the Philippine government

WORLD-CLASS. British firm NATS Services Limited has also provided consultancy services for Hong Kong International Airport, Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport, and Singapore's Changi Airport

Filipinas held in HK for drug smuggling

Jul 30, 2013 - 4:00 PM

The two women aged 27 and 31 were reportedly carrying P60 million worth of methamphetamine on their way to Clark airport in Pampanga Philippines

File photo by AFP/Pool/Mike Clarke