China targets Cathay Pacific; Hong Kong International suspends operations

Daily Newsletter | August 12, 2019
As protests continue, Beijing has targeted one of the most well-known brands in Hong Kong – Cathay Pacific. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has notified the carrier that any staff participating in the ongoing protests would be banned from working on flights to mainland China or flights operating in the Chinese airspace. This comes as Hong Kong International Airport suspends flights on August 12.
Air China is ceasing its Hawaii operations, effective August 27, 2019. The cancellation of the route between the United States and China comes as the two countries are engaged in an ongoing trade war. However, Air China states politics has nothing to do with the stop of Hawaiian flights. 
Norwegian Boeing 787-8 operating flight from Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) to Los Angeles (LAX) suffered engine failure after takeoff on August 10, 2019, forcing the aircraft to perform an emergency landing. Fragments from one of the engines fell from the sky damaging houses, roofs and cars. One person was injured in the incident.
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