Hong Kong Airlines (HX, Hong Kong Int'l) is set to terminate its only European route to Moscow Vnukovo on October 24, 2018, only five months after it had launched the service, ch-aviation research has revealed.

The route from the carrier's gateway at Hong Kong Int'l is currently served 3x weekly with an A330-300.

The carrier did not give a reason for the termination of the route.

The airline's subsidiary Hong Kong Air Cargo (RH, Hong Kong Int'l) also operates a single European cargo route, to Istanbul Atatürk (via Almaty) using A330-200(F) equipment.

Hong Kong Airlines previously served Moscow Sheremetyevo between 2010 and 2012.

After the Hong Kongese airline terminates the route to Moscow, the only carrier connecting Hong Kong with the Russian capital will remain to be Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo). The Russian flag airline serves the route 7x weekly with a B777-300(ER). The route also sees significant cargo traffic.