With demand for flights to Hong Kong still volatile, United said it would take a flexible approach to serving the city. Photo: AFP

United Airlines bosses remain cautious despite uptick in demand for flights to Hong Kong

  • Chicago-based carrier says passenger levels returning to those seen before anti-government protests began
  • Airline’s president, Scott Kirby, says “our schedule and future plans are really just going to depend on how the demand situation unfolds”
Topic |   Hong Kong aviation

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With demand for flights to Hong Kong still volatile, United said it would take a flexible approach to serving the city. Photo: AFP
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Qantas aircraft at the Melbourne International Airport. The airline announced a profit slump as a result of Hong Kong’s ongoing unrest. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong’s ongoing protests leave Australian airline Qantas with a US$17 million profits slump

  • Airline announced the grim forecast for Hong Kong sales and bookings, after more than four months of continual protests across the city
  • The company in August downsized the aircraft used for its Hong Kong route, effectively cutting passenger capacity by 7 per cent – largely economy
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Qantas aircraft at the Melbourne International Airport. The airline announced a profit slump as a result of Hong Kong’s ongoing unrest. Photo: Reuters
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