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Government responds to sit-in staged at Hong Kong International Airport

     In response to the sit-in staged at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) today (April 17), a Government spokesman said:

     "The Government understands the public's concern about aviation security and we would like to reassure the public that the Government has all along attached great importance to security at the HKIA. Aviation security measures of the HKIA meet the relevant requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

     "According to the relevant requirements of ICAO, all persons, including passengers, staff and crew, as well as their baggage, both hold and cabin baggage, are required to undergo security checks before they board or are carried on board aircraft so as to safeguard aviation security.

     "According to information made available to the Civil Aviation Department, the identity of the cabin baggage owner in the case on March 27 to 28 had been confirmed and the baggage went through security checking prior to entering the departure restricted area. The safety of the airport and the aircraft was not affected in the incident.

     "The Airport Authority Hong Kong will submit a report on the case to the Government. Upon reviewing the report, appropriate follow-up action will be taken as necessary.

     "The Government will continue to strive to ensure aviation safety and continue to work with the operators in the airport to uphold safety as well as reliable and efficient operation at the airport."

Ends/Sunday, April 17, 2016
Issued at HKT 18:59


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