MANILA (2nd UPDATE) — Several flights to and from Hong Kong were canceled Tuesday, Aug. 13, a day after pro-democracy protests shut down the city's airport, authorities said.
The following flights were cancelled, as 6:50 a.m., according to the Manila International Airport Authority:
• PR 313 - Hong Kong to Manila
• CX 901 - Hong Kong to Manila
• CX 930 - Manila to Manila
• CX 939 - Hong Kong to Manila
• CX 976 - Manila to Hong Kong
Apart from the PR 313 flight supposed to leave Hong Kong at 8 a.m., all Philippine Airlines trips to and from China's special administrative region are "green and go" on Tuesday, said the firm's spokesperson Cielo Villaluna.
Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific is "closely monitoring" reports that protesters might return to the airport on Tuesday afternoon, said its spokesperson Charo Logarta-Lagamon.
She urged passengers to postpone non-urgent trips to Hong Kong until Friday.
Cebu Pacific and PAL passengers whose flights were cancelled may reschedule their trips or seek a refund free of charge within 30 days of their original departure date, said Logarta-Lagamon and Villaluna.
Authorities announced Monday afternoon the cancellation of all remaining arriving and departing flights from the Hong Kong airport after more than 5,000 black-clad pro-democracy protesters staged a peaceful rally at the building.
Throughout the evening, protesters gradually left the airport, but there was no police operation to clear them by force.
By Tuesday morning, many of the posters and signs the protesters had placed throughout the terminals had been taken down, but graffiti -- some reading "an eye for an eye" -- had not yet been cleared.
The protesters adopted the slogan for their demonstration at the airport after a women suffered a serious face injury, reportedly losing her sight in one eye, at demonstrations that turned violent on Sunday night.
With a report from Agence France-Presse