Financially troubled Hong Kong Airlines is cutting back its operations, including axing its Los Angeles-bound flights, under pressure from the Hong Kong government.
The city’s third-largest airline, backed by the indebted Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, said it would cut the number of flights by 6 percent, or around 20, per week including canceling the Los Angeles route from February 8 next year.
It also said it would continue to make changes on flights to Vancouver, Osaka, Okinawa, Sapporo, Tokyo Narita, Seoul, Haikou, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Bangkok.
With Hong Kong rocked by anti-government protests for almost five months, the airline has seen its financial condition worsen as the social unrest intensified.
Affected passengers would be offered alternative arrangements to minimize disruptions to travel plans, especially during the upcoming holiday seasons, the airline said.
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