Airport Authority Hong Kong has obtained an interim injunction “to restrain persons from unlawfully and willfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use of Hong Kong International Airport”.
The injunction was obtained in a bid to end the pro-democracy protests that have been taking place at the airport over recent months. These culminated in widespread cancellation of flights on August 12 and 13.
A statement from the airport authority, issued on Thursday, August 14, said: “Persons are 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.”
Trade association Airport Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific has expressed “strong condemnation” of the disruptions.
ACI said in a statement, released on Thursday, August 14: “We stand in solidarity with our colleagues at Hong Kong International Airport and Airport Authority Hong Kong. The aviation industry is a close-knit community, and together we stand firm and united in bringing people together, ensuring the safety and security of the traveling public by offering a network of safe and secure airports.”