Etihad Airways has pushed its plan to conduct regular passenger flights from Saturday, May 16.
The national airline for the UAE said on Saturday it has suspended its plans to resume flights by two weeks and now looks forward to re-start passenger services on May 16.
The company had hoped to resume a reduced network of scheduled passenger services from May 1, subject to UAE government-imposed travel constraints being uplifted. This resumption date is now deferred “due to the ongoing circumstances.”
Most passenger flights into and out of the UAE have been interrupted for weeks now as most countries have shut their borders to limit the expanse of the coronavirus. As of now, the airline is currently operating some passenger flights to allow UAE citizens to return back home and to allow emigrants in the country to fly out.
“This airline continues to monitor the situation and to follow UAE and international government and regulatory authority directives. The resumption of scheduled services will be communicated through its usual channels once restrictions are lifted.”