Cathay Pacific is to relaunch its route between Hong Kong and London on Tuesday. Hong Kong banned such flights after discovering a new COVID-19 virus in the United Kingdom right before Christmas. For the time being, the airline’s Manchester route will remain suspended.
Borders worldwide were suddenly closed to the United Kingdom in mid-December after a new strain of the COVID-19 virus was detected in the country. The restrictions were intended to limit the spread of the more transmissible variant. Two weeks later, the rules are gradually being walked back by many countries.
Cathay Pacific returning to London
Cathay Pacific today revealed that it would resume flights to London on January 12th. The Hong Kong-based airline will fly passengers to London on January 12th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 21st, and 24th.
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While the airline is resuming flights to London, the same can’t be said about the return flight. Of course, the aircraft will need to return to Hong Kong. However, it won’t carry any passengers, just crew. This is as the Hong Kong Government continues to ban arrivals from the United Kingdom.