Air India is considering a complete withdrawal of flights to Hong Kong after 49 years of continuous service.
This follows a drop in bookings to Hong Kong of over 70%. The airline has already slashed capacity to Hong Kong by 80%, but future bookings are being severely affected by the current health crisis.
The unions representing Air India pilots and Air India Cabin Crew have also issued directives to their members to not operate flights to Hong Kong.
Air India will operate flights till the end of April using management crew only, but will likely withdraw completely from the market from May onwards.