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United Airlines suspends service between Chicago and Hong Kong



"While our service between the US and HKG (Hong Kong) remains a vital part of our network, we have decided to suspend service between ORD (Chicago) and HKG after the return flight from HKG on September 9, 2019," the company said in a statement

  Order returned to Hong Kong airport but suspense delayed
United Airlines did not cite continued protests in Hong Kong as a reason for canceling the direct route. Instead, the airline said it saw "reduced demand for travel Chicago. "Despite the shutdown between Chicago and Hong Kong," United remains the largest US airline to HKG, "the company added.
Hong Kong has been facing mass demonstrations for nearly three months. to extradite refugees to China, where there is a separate legal system, and since then the movement has expanded to include investigations into alleged police brutality and universal suffrage in a city that currently has only partial democracy.
  Why Hong Kong Protests: Five Demands Listed

Most of the protests were peaceful, but protesters closed the city's international airport two days earlier month.

United also plans to discontinue service between Guam International Airport (GUM) and Hong Kong beginning on October 14, a change that was announced earlier.

At the same time, United Airlines confirmed to CNN that it would add a second flight between San Francisco and Hong Kong this fall to supplement its existing service. "We look forward to our upcoming completion," the company added.


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