▲ American Airlines canceled 2 Chinese flights within 4 months. (Photo / Reuters)
Reporter Chen Wanyu / extensive foreign report
American Airlines announced at the 21st local time that it will cancel its daily flight from Chicago to Shanghai from the end of October and the second direct flight to China from the US Airways within four months. Hawaiian Airlines also announced on the same day that it had decided to stop direct flights from Honolulu to Beijing in October.
Because the demand for routes in China is not enough to keep the profit, the daily direct flight from American Airlines from Shanghai to O & # 39; Hare International Airport ends at the end of October, and flights to Tokyo are 12 The month is reduced to 3 days weekly. In fact, the company also announced in May that it would cancel the direct flight between Chicago and Beijing and the last flight on 20 October.
Vasu Raja, the vice president of American Airlines, said in an interview that the company still has a passion for the Asian market, but the two routes in China and the Japanese route have & # 39; huge losses & # 39; causes. The American Airlines spokesperson, Leslie Scott, also said that since the opening of the Shanghai and Beijing routes in 2006 and 2010 respectively, they actually have "almost no profit" given the high amount of more than 30% in the past year. Fuel costs, decided to stop flying, but if the market conditions improve, this applies to the resumption.
▲ Hawaiian Airlines. (figure / delivered by Hawaiian Airlines)
Hawaiian Airlines also announced on the 21st that it will suspend flights to and from Honolulu and Beijing three times a week after the Chinese holiday & # 39; Golden Week & # 39; in October. The company opened its route in Beijing in April 2014 and now opts for land due to a slow demand. Hawaiian Airlines President and Chief Executive Peter Ingram also stated in the statement: "These decisions have never been easy, and this time is particularly difficult."
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