In another route change to/from Hong Kong, United Airlines announced it would suspend its flights connecting the city to Chicago.
Effective September 8, the airline will discontinue its daily non-stop flights between the two cities citing the reduced travel demand on the route in a statement. The move to suspend the flights will leave Cathay Pacific as the lone airline serving the route with its daily non-stop flights. While the timing of the announcement comes as Hong Kong is experiencing ongoing protests, the airline did not mention it as a main or contributing factor.
The suspension of the Hong Kong-Chicago flights follow recent changes by United with its presence in the city. While the airline will add a second daily flight between Hong Kong and San Francisco, it will also suspend its Hong Kong-Guam flights on October 14 – 13 days than originally announced. By the start of November, the airline's routes from Hong Kong will be to two cities: San Francisco and New York/Newark.