Etihad Airways to reopen international flight services to 58 destinations
Abu Dhabi : With unlock phase getting implemented in most parts of the world, Etihad Airways has decided to resume its flight services through July-August after the easing of flight restrictions on outbound and inbound travel to the UAE.
The airline has planned resumption of services to 58 international destinations to Middle East, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The revival of services will be strictly in accordance to the guidelines issued by the respective governments.
“We are delighted to announce the gradual expansion of normal scheduled services to more cities across our global network,” said Tony Douglas, group chief executive officer, Etihad Aviation Group. “The easing of restrictions on travel to and from the UAE is an important first step and a great development for Abu Dhabi. By August we aim to operate approximately 45 per cent of our pre-COVID capacity,” he added.
“While we have continued to operate a schedule of special passenger, cargo and humanitarian flights over the last few months, the priority is now to build the network back up on markets that have opened up.”
He mentioned that the airlines will ensure strict safety and hygiene on their planes.
“Over the last few months, we have seized every opportunity to improve our processes, review our product offerings and undertake the biggest fleet maintenance programme in our history,” Douglas said, highlighting how the airline was more than ready to start resuming normal flights again.
Here is the complete list of planned flights:
North America: Chicago, New York JFK, Toronto, Washington, D.C.
Europe: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Brussels, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Istanbul, London Heathrow, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Rome, Zurich
Middle East & Africa: Amman, Bahrain, Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca, Kuwait, Muscat, Rabat, Riyadh, Seychelles
Asia: Ahmedabad, Baku, Bangkok, Bengaluru, Chennai, Colombo, Delhi, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Jakarta, Karachi, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, Male, Manila, Mumbai, Seoul, Singapore, Thiruvananthapuram, Tokyo
Australia: Melbourne, Sydney