United flies five times a day to Shanghai and four to Beijing. Photo: Handout

Trade war hits demand but United Airlines sticks with US-China routes

  • Chicago-headquartered company runs more flights from the US to mainland China than any other airline
  • But executives admit demand is ‘weaker than we expected’ between the world’s two biggest economies, which are still in tariff spat
Topic |   US-China trade war

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United flies five times a day to Shanghai and four to Beijing. Photo: Handout
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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

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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