As it continues to seek ways to improve its financial situation, Hong Kong Airlines is ending its non-stop flights between Hong Kong and San Francisco effective October 4.
The route – started in March 2018 – will end with Hong Kong Airlines citing “a review of its network and a change in business plan for USA market.”
Hong Kong Airlines' decision to end its services to San Francisco will leave United, Singapore Airlines, and Cathay Pacific as the three airlines operating flights on the route. Recently, United announced it would add a second daily service in October. The airline currently operates flights to two other North American cities: Vancouver and Los Angeles.
Owned by the HNA Group, Hong Kong Airlines has reported losses of HKD $3 Billion ($382.4 million) in 2018. The company is currently seeking HKD $2 Billion (USD $255 million) to keep its flying permit and cover its expenses. As part of an effort to improve its financial situation, the HNA Group has been looking to sell its assets including airline and aircraft. Among the high profile sales include its Hong Kong-based low cost airline HK Express to Cathay Pacific.