SAS stopped their HK
service in the end of 1998 or start of 1999 because they could not earn enough money out of it, so it has nothing to to with Shanghai. After the companies turnaround they are considering new options, HK
is one of them. As the CEO sayed in a interview, we want more longhauls route, but we want to be sure it is economic before we start a new one. Before we give a route one or two years to prove if is was running well. The situation now is that we can not do that anymore. Sad but clewer words.