Air Niugini has started operating Boeing 767 flights between Cairns and Port Moresby carrying fresh produce bound for Hong Kong.
Qantas plans to cut capacity to Hong Kong by up to seven per cent amid falling demand and political unrest in the Special Administrative Region.
Cathay Pacific has been further embroiled in the turmoil surrounding Hong Kong after announcing the resignation of Rupert Hogg as chief executive.
Cathay Pacific says the political unrest in Hong Kong has affected forward bookings as it reported a return to profitability for the first half of 2019.
Australia's International Air Services Commission has rejected a proposed codeshare between Cathay Pacific and Qantas on the Australia-Hong Kong route
This story from the Australian Aviation archives is an August 2017 feature about Virgin Australia starting Hong Kong flights in July 2017.