Air India waives flight reprogramming rates from Hong Kong until August 16

NEW DELHI: With the Hong Kong airport closed frequently due to continuing protests in favor of democracy, Air India (AI) has waived all charges for reissue/new reservation/date change/no show/cancel for passengers booked on their flight to fly to and from that city until Friday (August 16). AI also offers a full refund to those wishing to cancel their tickets to travel to and from Hong Kong until Friday.

Maharaja, like some other airlines, has canceled its flights to and from Hong Kong until further notice. SpiceJet said its flights scheduled for Wednesday morning to and from Hong Kong were canceled.

The Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) said on its website that “it will implement the reprogramming of flights today (August 14) with flight movements that will be affected. Passengers are reminded to pay attention to the latest flight information through the airport website ... Confirm flights before heading to the airport. Passengers can also check with their airlines for the latest flight information.

Hong Kong's flagship airline, Cathay Pacific, said on its website that while operating its flights on Wednesday as scheduled, there is the possibility of further short-term flight interruptions.

From Wednesday, HKIA implemented an access control in which, until further notice, only passengers who leave with a valid air ticket or boarding pass for a flight in the next 24 hours and a valid travel document can enter the terminal building.