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Hong Kong stops all business class service between Hong Kong and London

Hong Kong Airlines recently announced the grounding of its all business class flights services between London’s Gatwick Airport and Hong Kong.

The airline had been operating the service between the two cities on a daily basis. The airline in a statement said that it will be cancelling the all business class service on the route effective from September 3, 2012. The airline has also stopped the sale of business class tickets to its customers on this route.

For the past one month there had been rumors that the airline was planning to curtail its all business class flights being operated on London Gatwick-Hong Kong route.

The airline is believed to have taken the decision of finally grounding the flights as the route was not proving to be profitable for Hong Kong Airlines.

Apart from this, the airline was also forced to take the decision after the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department refused to give Hong Kong Airlines the required go ahead for its expansion following complaints about the airline’s service standards.

The all business class flights service was launched by Hong Kong Airlines in March this year. The airline was operating the flight with the help of Airbus A330-200 aircrafts configured with only 116 business class seats.