Airline company Cathay Pacific Airways had to issue a profit warning due to protests in the home market of Hong Kong.

In September the number of passengers flying with the airline decreased by no less than 7.1 percent.

Passengers avoided Hong Kong through fierce protests against interference from the Chinese government in Hong Kong.

Although the last few days have been relatively calm, the city is preparing for demonstrations again this weekend.

In August, Cathay Pacific announced a profit of 1.3 billion Hong Kong dollars (154 million euros) in the first half of the year. At that time, the expectation was that profits would rise in the second half of the year.