Etihad Airways to commence regular operations from June 16

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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After delaying the decision on resumption for the second time this month, Etihad Airways is now looking to begin its normal services from June 16.

According to a statement issued by Etihad, flight bookings for the airline have begun, allowing passengers to book for flights starting June 16, The airline has however warned that this is also subject to prevailing constraints and potential extensions.

The Airlines had earlier advertised that it planned to restart flights from May 1, however, it chose to extend the delay until at least May 16, given the severity of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

The Abu Dhabi-based airline has offered strict sanitization and customer wellbeing initiatives in line with all UAE and international government and regulatory authority directives. This boosts its already strict systems in place to ensure top-notch hygiene norms for its guests and also social distancing in-flight.

The airline plans to increase frequencies on recently announced special flights from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow, Manila, Melbourne, Seoul Incheon, Singapore, Tokyo Narita, Zurich, and will also add flights to Dublin and New York JFK.

Travelers wishing to book these flights are advised to airline’s official website to evaluate their options and to remain updated on the relevant entry regulations at their end destination. Flights are also available for booking through the mobile app or by calling the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on +971 600 555 666 (UAE), or through a local or online travel agency.

UAE nationals wishing to return back to the UAE should contact their local UAE embassy or consulate.


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