Cathay Pacific will resume services from Hong Kong to London Heathrow on January 12 to “assist customers needing to travel to the UK”.

Flights departing the UK to Hong Kong, however, will remain suspended until January 25 owing to the Hong Kong government’s latest entry restrictions. The Special Administrative Region banned flights from the UK in late December following the detection of a new strain of the virus in England.

The airline intends to operate CX251 flights from Hong Kong to the London hub on January 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 21 and 24.

This follows the cancellation of flights to Heathrow and Manchester until January 10. The scheduled flight to Manchester on January 15 has also been cancelled.

Meanwhile, the carrier is providing free and unlimited changes to tickets until December 31, 2021, as part of its Fly Worry Free promise. Customers can also exchange tickets for credit or request a refund.

The airline recently promised to offer free Covid-19 insurance to all passengers until February 28, 2021, in a bid to encourage travel.