Hong Kong Airport Authority Obtains Injunction

The Airport Authority of Hong Kong has obtained an interim injunction to restrain persons from “unlawfully and wilfully” obstructing or interfering with the proper use of Hong Kong International Airport.

Persons are also restrained from attending or participating in any demonstration or protest or public order event in the airport other than in the area designated by the Airport Authority.

The interim injunction expressly provides that nothing in the interim injunction shall be construed as authorizing any demonstration, protest or public order event contrary to the Public Order Ordinance.

As well, the airport has implemented access control measures to the terminal buildings in order to maintain smooth operations of the terminal and normal flight movement operations along with ensuring the safety of passengers and airport staff.

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) will implement access control at the terminal buildings of Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) starting from 1400hrs today (14 August).

Only departing passengers with a valid air ticket or boarding pass for a flight in the next 24 hours and a valid travel document, or airport staff with relevant identification document will be allowed to enter the terminal buildings until further notice.

Passengers are reminded to arrive at the airport three hours before their departure time for the relevant checks.