Hong Kong resumes transit flights

Hong Kong International Airport has resumed transit flights from Monday, June 1, after chief executive Carrie Lam lifted the transit ban imposed on March 25.

The opening is seen as a small relief for the region’s embattled airlines, including Cathay Pacific, which had been operating on a “skeleton” passenger flight schedule since the lockdowns were put in place. 

However, while airlines will be allowed to use Hong Kong as a transit hub to other countries, Hong Kong has not yet lifted its ban on international visitors.