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Hong Kong flight re-timed due to protests (2019)

BY James Kon

THE Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) direct flight to Hong Kong on Tuesday was forced to re-time due to the situation at the Hong Kong International Airport, as pro-democracy protesters continued to stage rallies there.

The announcement and details of the changes were made on RB’s news website, under ‘Flight Retime Notice: Brunei to/from Hong Kong’.

According to the website, the BI635 flight from Bandar Seri Begawan to Hong Kong was retimed to depart at 4.55pm and arrive at 8pm, while the BI636 return flight from Hong Kong was rescheduled for departure at 9pm and arrival at 12.05am in Bandar Seri Begawan.

The usual time of departure on the RB direct flight from Bandar Seri Begawan to Hong Kong is 10.30am and the arrival at 1.35pm, while the return flight from Hong Kong to Bandar Seri Begawan routinely departs at 2.55pm and arrives at 6pm.

In a press statement, RB said, “Guests should allow sufficient time for travelling to the airport, as there may be congestion on roads and public transportation. The safety and security of our guests are of paramount importance to RB. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Check-in counters are operating as per normal, and are open three hours before scheduled departure.”

Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s airport authorities are advising travellers to pay attention to the latest announcements by airlines. Passengers are also recommended to check the Hong Kong International Airport website, or the ‘HKG My Flight’ mobile app, for the latest flight information.

For details, contact the RB Customer Service Centre in Bandar Seri Begawan at (673) 2212222 or Hong Kong at (852) 25293883, or visit the RB website at www.flyroyalbrunei.com.

A tourist gives her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departures gate during another demonstration by pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong International Airport. – AFP

-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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