Kenya Airways will be axing its Hong Kong and Hanoi services as part of a series of cost-cutting measures, KTN News reports.

A time frame for the route withdrawals has not been confirmed, though the airline’s CEO Sebastian Mikosz has confirmed the Skyteam member will be keeping its routes to other destinations nearby to Hong Kong and Hanoi.

“I believe that we can keep a very good product on Guangzhou and Bangkok,” Mikosz told reporters. “We have to fight for the traffic there. It’s been loss-making.”

Kenya Airways’ Hong Kong service already transits through Bangkok, though this is classed as a “technical stop” usually meaning disembarkation is not required. Business Traveller reviewed this flight in March this year.

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Following the airline’s cancellation of its Hong Kong operations, travellers will instead be able to continue onwards with Hong Kong Airlines. Kenya Airways began codesharing on the Hong Kong carrier’s Bangkok flights back in January.

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