The Hong Kong Supreme Court has extended a special ruling imposing a temporary ban on holding protests at Chek Lap Kok Airport, TASS reported referring to RTHK radio station.

The proper functioning of the air harbor is extremely important for Hong Kong's international reputation and business interests, said Judge Wilson Chan.

This measure was taken on the eve of a new action by pro-democratic activists, which is designed to disrupt the operation of transport that runs between the airport and the city.

Passengers are advised to arrive at the airport at least three hours before departure.

At the beginning of last week, thousands of demonstrators blocked the airport departure lounge, which resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of flights. For security reasons, the administration of the air harbor introduced a special regime of access to the terminal on August 14, allowing only passengers with tickets and personnel to enter there. Barriers are set at all entrances to the building and control points are equipped. You must present a ticket for the flight in the next 24 hours to pass and an identification document.

Over two months ago, mass protests began in Hong Kong against a bill initiated by the local authorities, which aims to establish a mechanism for the extradition of Hong Kong to mainland China to prosecute suspected or wanted lawbreakers. Under pressure from the local community, Carrie Lam, the head of the local administration, took the bill off the agenda, but this did not stop the wave of anti-government protests.