Hong Kong International Airport has cancelled all departing flights for the rest of the day (Monday August 12, 2019) as thousands of anti-government protesters gather in the airport terminal.
In a statement, officials said operations had been “seriously disrupted”.
Three carriers operate direct flights to Hong Kong from the UK; Cathay Pacific, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Cathay Pacific also flies non-stop to Hong Kong from Dublin.
Passengers have been advised to check directly with their airline before heading to the airport.
Pre-democracy campaigners have been staging demonstrations across the city over the weekend.
In a statement, Hong Kong’s Airport Authority said they were cancelling all flights that were not yet checked in.
They advised members of the public not to travel to the airport but said arrivals already heading into Hong Kong would be allowed to land.
About 75 million passengers passed through the airport – which is a major international transit hub – in 2018.