Date
18 January 2017
A noitce from a cabin crew union announces a sit-in protest in the arrival hall of Chek Lap Kok airport this coming Sunday. The action stems from a March 28 incident involving Leung Chun-ying's family. Photos: internet, Facebook
A noitce from a cabin crew union announces a sit-in protest in the arrival hall of Chek Lap Kok airport this coming Sunday. The action stems from a March 28 incident involving Leung Chun-ying's family. Photos: internet, Facebook

Cabin crew union to protest Leung airport luggage flap

A cabin crew union will stage a sit-in protest in Hong Kong airport on Sunday to protest the handling of an incident involving the younger daughter of Chief Executive Leung chun-ying.

The action is intended to call out Norman Lo, director general of aviation, for his “irresponsible attitude” toward the controversy, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports, citing the Hong Kong Cabin Crew Federation (HKCCF).   

The three-hour sit-in will be held in the arrival hall of Chek Lap Kok airport from 3 p.m., according to a Facebook post.

HKCCF secretary general Carol Ng said the group is demanding an official explanation from the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) for the March 28 incident.

It began when Leung’s younger daughter Chung-yan left her carry-on bag in the passenger check-in area.

Chung-yan was taking a Cathay Pacific flight that early morning for San Francisco.  

Reports said Leung intervened to get the problem sorted and his wife got airport staff to get the bag over to her daughter who was already in a restricted area.

Leung later issued an official denial that he abused his authority.

Questions were raised about the potential implications of the move for airport security. 

Ng blamed Leung for the controversy, saying he passed responsibility to the airport security company and the airline.   

In an April 8 appearance at the Legislative Council, Lo said there was no breach of airport security regulations.

CAD refused to comment.

Leung accused of misusing power to help daughter at airport (April 7, 2016)

CY’s wife told airport staff to bring over daughter’s bag: logs (April 7, 2016)

Airport controversy adds to Leung’s credibility crisis (April 8, 2016)

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